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The Resource Commercialism and conflict in academic science : a fractured profession, David R. Johnson

Commercialism and conflict in academic science : a fractured profession, David R. Johnson

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Commercialism and conflict in academic science : a fractured profession
Title
Commercialism and conflict in academic science
Title remainder
a fractured profession
Statement of responsibility
David R. Johnson
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The commercialization of research is one of the most significant contemporary features of US higher education, yet we know surprisingly little about how scientists perceive and experience commercial rewards. A Fractured Profession is the first book to systematically examine the implications of commercialization for both universities and faculty members from the perspective of academic scientists. Drawing on richly detailed interviews with sixty-one scientists at four universities across the United States, sociologist David R. Johnson explores how an ideology of commercialism produces intraprofessional conflict in academia. The words of scientists themselves reveal competing constructions of status, conflicting norms, and divergent career paths and professional identities. Commercialist scientists embrace a professional ideology that emphasizes the creation of technologies that control societal uncertainties and advancing knowledge toward particular--and financial--ends. Traditionalist scientists, on the other hand, often find themselves embattled and threatened by university and federal emphasis on commercialization. They are less concerned about issues such as conflicts of interest and corruption than they are about unequal rewards, unequal conditions of work, and conflicts of commitment to university roles and basic science. Arguing that the division between commercialists and traditionalists represents a new form of inequality in the academic profession, this book offers an incisive look into the changing conditions of work in an era of academic capitalism. Focusing on how the profit motive is reshaping higher education and redefining what faculty are supposed to do, this book will appeal to scientists and academics, higher education scholars, university administrators and policy makers, and students considering a career in science"--
  • "The commercialization of research is one of the most significant contemporary features of US higher education, yet we know surprisingly little about how scientists perceive and experience commercial rewards. Commercialism and Conflict in Academic Science is the first book to systematically examine the implications of commercialization for both universities and faculty members. Drawing on richly detailed interviews with sixty-one scientists at four universities across the United States, sociologist David R. Johnson explores how an ideology of commercialism produces intraprofessional conflict in academia"--
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1977-
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Johnson, David R.
Dewey number
507.1/173
Index
index present
LC call number
Q183.3.A1
LC item number
J65 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Science
  • Research
  • Universities and colleges
  • Universities and colleges
  • College teachers
  • EDUCATION
  • SCIENCE
  • MEDICAL
  • SCIENCE
  • 02.15 science policy, cultural policy
  • Research
  • Science
  • Universities and colleges
  • United States
  • Wissenschaft
  • Kommerzialisierung
  • Konflikt
Label
Commercialism and conflict in academic science : a fractured profession, David R. Johnson
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : professional ideologies in higher education -- Normative tension in commercial contexts -- The reconstruction of meaning and status in science -- Embracing and avoiding commercial trajectories -- Identity work in the commercialized academy -- Conclusion : commercialism and conflict in academic science
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1006727642
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781421423548
Lccn
2017003428
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1006727642
Label
Commercialism and conflict in academic science : a fractured profession, David R. Johnson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : professional ideologies in higher education -- Normative tension in commercial contexts -- The reconstruction of meaning and status in science -- Embracing and avoiding commercial trajectories -- Identity work in the commercialized academy -- Conclusion : commercialism and conflict in academic science
Control code
1006727642
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421423548
Lccn
2017003428
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1006727642

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