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Specialisation and Social Utility: Disciplining English Studies

Josephine M. Guy

in The Organisation of Knowledge in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263266
eISBN:
9780191734854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263266.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter analyses the relationship between nineteenth-century and modern debates about the academic discipline of English. It discusses the development of the discipline of English in terms of ... More


Classics and Colonialism: towards an erotics of the discipline

S. C. Humphreys

in The Strangeness of Gods: Historical Perspectives on the Interpretation of Athenian Religion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269235
eISBN:
9780191710094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269235.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter looks at the relation between 19th-century colonialism and the repositioning of classical studies as a university discipline and as a secular alternative to theology. It considers the ... More


Criminology's Place in the Academic Field

David Garland

in What is Criminology?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199571826
eISBN:
9780191728839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571826.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

This chapter argues that criminology will tend to become more inward-looking and will lose its vital connection to the more basic disciplines as it grows more autonomous, institutionally and ... More


The Virtuous University

Mike Higton

in A Theology of Higher Education

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199643929
eISBN:
9780191738845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643929.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the ways in which higher education provides a training in virtue. This is not primarily because universities inculcate virtue alongside training in reason. Rather, higher ... More


Ethical Decision Making

Adil E. Shamoo and David B. Resnik

in Responsible Conduct of Research

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368246
eISBN:
9780199867615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368246.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Ethics is an academic discipline that is concerned with answering age-old questions about duty, honor, integrity, virtue, justice, and the good life, Philosophers, theologians, and other scholars ... More


The “Hostile Takeover” of Bioethics by Religious Conservatives and the Counter Offensive *

Renee R. Anspach

in Social Movements and the Transformation of American Health Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388299
eISBN:
9780199866519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388299.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines how a social movement/counter‐movement focus illuminates the attempt by some members of the religious right to change the orientations and assumptions of mainstream ... More


Teaching the Tradition: Catholic Themes in Academic Disciplines

John J. Piderit and Melanie M. Morey (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199795307
eISBN:
9780199932894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795307.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The essential activity of Catholic colleges and universities at the undergraduate level is teaching material that is enlightened, contrasted, or highlighted by Catholic perspectives. Until about ... More


The Rise of Computer Science

Nathan Ensmenger

in The Computer Boys Take Over: Computers, Programmers, and the Politics of Technical Expertise

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262050937
eISBN:
9780262289351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262050937.003.0005
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter examines the emergence of computer science as the representative science of modern computing. It suggests that its rise as an academic discipline between the 1970s and the 1990s reflects ... More


The Sociable University

Mike Higton

in A Theology of Higher Education

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199643929
eISBN:
9780191738845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643929.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that higher education properly provides an induction into a certain kind of moral community: a reasoning community united by forms of virtuous exchange. The members of that ... More


Artefacts, Sites and Landscapes: Archaeology and Medieval Studies

Christopher Gerrard and Stephen Rippon

in A Century of British Medieval Studies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263952
eISBN:
9780191734083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0022
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the role of archaeology in medieval studies in Great Britain. Medieval archaeology has changed beyond all recognition during the twentieth century, emerging from what was little ... More


The Production of Knowledge in the Social Sciences

Neil J. Smelser and John S. Reed

in Usable Social Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273566
eISBN:
9780520954144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273566.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This final chapter is an “answer” to chapter 9 in that it examines social-science providers with an eye to locating influences on the usability of the knowledge produced. Academic institutions, ... More


Framing Knowledge

Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen

in No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199844739
eISBN:
9780199950331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844739.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

What assumptions and rationalities—secular or religious—shape the way we think? College and universities exist to enhance human understanding by creating (or framing) new knowledge. But the ... More


The academic world of French policy studies: training, teaching and researching

Patrick Hassenteufel and Patrick Le Galès

in Policy Analysis in France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447324218
eISBN:
9781447324225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324218.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter provides an analysis of the different contributions of French Universities (and other academic institutions, especially the “Instituts d’Études Politiques”) to the teaching of policy ... More


Introduction: The Editors

Christopher Hood, Desmond King, and Gillian Peele

in Forging a Discipline: A Critical Assessment of Oxford's Development of the Study of Politics and International Relations in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199682218
eISBN:
9780191762741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682218.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The study of politics has emerged as a recognized academic discipline from the fields of philosophy, history, jurisprudence, and economics over the last hundred years. This book asks: what sort of ... More


Kin and Family: Expert Opinions and Popular Views

Leonore Davidoff

in Thicker than Water: Siblings and their Relations, 1780-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199546480
eISBN:
9780191730993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546480.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History, Family History

The approaches to kinship and family among academic disciplines and experts are investigated. The key question becomes ‘what is done through kinship’ as both a concept and social category. ... More


Introduction: Searching for Sofia: Gender and Philosophy in the 21st Century

Fiona Jenkins and Katrina Hutchison

in Women in Philosophy: What Needs to Change?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199325603
eISBN:
9780199369317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325603.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Why do women continue to be severely underrepresented in Anglophone philosophy, both in terms of numbers and in terms of seniority, despite several decades of change in academia more generally? Given ... More


In Reference to Mead, or How to Win Students and Influence Sociology

Daniel R. Huebner

in Becoming Mead: The Social Process of Academic Knowledge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226171371
eISBN:
9780226171548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226171548.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Chapter 7 examines the patterns of published references by which George Herbert Mead’s dominant intellectual legacy and reputation came to be institutionalized. In order to explicate these ... More


Reprise

in Navigators of the Contemporary: Why Ethnography Matters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226887517
eISBN:
9780226887531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226887531.003.0020
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter reviews the preceding discussions and presents some concluding thoughts from the author. Part 4 of this book has situated refunctioned ethnography vis-à-vis the vagaries of politics, a ... More


Women in Philosophy: What Needs to Change?

Katrina Hutchison and Fiona Jenkins (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199325603
eISBN:
9780199369317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325603.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Despite its place among the humanities and social sciences, the career prospects and numbers of women in philosophy much more closely resemble those of women in the sciences and engineering, than in ... More


One Discipline among Others

in Navigators of the Contemporary: Why Ethnography Matters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226887517
eISBN:
9780226887531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226887531.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter examines how ethnography for present situations might understand its role in the university and as one academic discipline among others. What specific intellectual contribution does ... More


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