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Power, Knowledge and the Academy

The Institutional is Political

  • Val Gillies
  • Helen Lucey

Table of contents

About this book


This book takes a close-up and critical look at both the elusive and blatant workings and consequences of power in a range of everyday sites in universities. Chapters focus on specific locations in which power shapes personal and institutional knowledge including student-supervisor relationships, research teams, networking, and literature reviews.


assessment education exercise higher education knowledge Literature Review management networking politics production research Rogers Team The Unconscious university

Editors and affiliations

  • Val Gillies
    • 1
  • Helen Lucey
    • 2
  1. 1.London South Bank UniversityUK
  2. 2.Open UniversityUK

About the editors

PAM ALLDRED Senior Lecturer, School of Sport & Education at Brunel University, UK KATHRYN ALMACK Research Fellow, School of Nursing Sue Ryder Care Centre for Palliative and End of Life Studies, University of Nottingham, UK LINDA BELL Principal Lecturer in Research Methods, School of Health & Social Sciences, Middlesex University, UK MAXINE BIRCH Lecturer in Health and Social Care, the Open University, UK HARRIE CHURCHILL Lecturer in Social and Public Policy, University of Manchester, UK ROSALIND EDWARDS Professor in Social Policy and Co-Director of the Families & Social Capital ESRC Research Group, London South Bank University, UK KANWAL MAND Research Fellow at the Families and Social Capital ESRC Research Group, UK MELANIE MAUTHNER Social Science Lecturer at the Open University, UK NATASHA MAUTHNER Senior Lecturer in the Business School, University of Aberdeen, UK TINA MILLER Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Oxford Brookes University, UK JANE RIBBENS-MCCARTHY Reader in Family Studies, Department of Social Policy, the Open University, UK CHRISSIE ROGERS Lecturer in Education Studies, Keele University, a member of the Life Course Studies Research Institute (Keele) and the AHRC Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality (Kent, Keele and Westminster), UK SUSIE WELLER Research Fellow, Families & Social Capital ESRC Research Group, London South Bank University, UK

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' an articulate and striking account This book offers an excellent point of reference and clear theoretical research framework that is useful for university academics and postgraduate students across the globe.' Wendy Sutherland-Smith, Gender and Education