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International Perspectives on Higher Education Research

ISSN: 1479-3628
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Subject Area: Education

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Chapter 7 Scholarly Work in a Globalised World

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Title:Chapter 7 Scholarly Work in a Globalised World
Author(s):Tanya Fitzgerald
Volume:7 Editor(s): Tanya Fitzgerald, Julie White, Helen M. Gunter ISBN: 978-1-78052-500-6 eISBN: 978-1-78052-501-3
Citation:Tanya Fitzgerald (2012), Chapter 7 Scholarly Work in a Globalised World, in Tanya Fitzgerald, Julie White, Helen M. Gunter (ed.) Hard Labour? Academic Work and the Changing Landscape of Higher Education (International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, Volume 7), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.137-161
DOI:10.1108/S1479-3628(2012)0000007008 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Article type:Chapter Item

As the chapters in this book thus far have outlined, profound changes have occurred to the higher education landscape that have impacted significantly on what academics do and how they position themselves and their intellectual work. As this chapter will illustrate, these changes are acutely visible in the intensified scrutiny of research outputs, performance and publishing, the rating of universities through ranking exercises, and the flows of knowledge through a mobile academic labour market. These are the rapid and relentless calculative technologies (Douglas, 1987; Shore & Wright, 2000) that frame the research environment. Significantly, ways in which individuals and universities have responded to these demands and the pursuit of status have ritualised academic work and the academy.

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