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Research Cultures

What are dominant and subordinated cultures of research and publishing and again how are these experienced by the people who inhabit the institution? Who feels comfortable and at home with the dominant cultures of research and who is discomforted and in what ways? At whose cost are the dominant cultures of research being perpetuated and who is being served? Is the point to induct everyone into an existing culture of research (this would seem to be the idea behind various kinds of mentoring programmes, giving time off for research, teaching relief, smaller teaching loads, etc.)? Or does this simply perpetuate the normalcy of one particular mode and is that mode open to being questioned in ways that will inevitably make a different set of people less at home?

Last Modified: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 08:31:35 SAST