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By Donald J Nicolson

ISBN-10: 331949189X

ISBN-13: 9783319491899

ISBN-10: 3319491903

ISBN-13: 9783319491905

This e-book empirically examines educational meetings within the social sciences, and explores the aim and price of individuals drawn to the social sciences attending and offering at nationwide and overseas educational meetings. utilizing a hugely unique constitution and magnificence, the e-book considers the dangerous effect of neoliberalism on meetings, and academia extra generally, and explores the various limitations to convention attendance. it will likely be of curiosity to scholars and researchers who attend meetings in fields spanning the social sciences, in addition to these attracted to the results of neoliberalism on academia.

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The venue one group is privileging methods over theory. There’s a space in-between for a particular type of inquiry here . . But the conversations are going on in different places at PARALLEL SESSION ONE: CASE STUDIES 33 separate times, so it’s not a conversation. There seems to be little overlap between the discourses. uk/ stumro, accessed January 2016) There is a sense of competition and a lack of co-operation in what the Professor was noting, which might be said to reflect neoliberal ideology.

For some Southern Hemisphere academics, it made sense for them to combine conference attendance with taking the opportunity to travel before or after. For example, Julian Crane (Research Professor) who lives and works in New Zealand said: I hate travelling to conferences because I have 24 hours in a metal tube. If I go to a Northern hemisphere conference, I usually combine it with visiting relatives in the UK. This is invaluable in New Zealand as it is so far away from anywhere else. I never have an issue combining holidays with conferences.

But the conversations are going on in different places at PARALLEL SESSION ONE: CASE STUDIES 33 separate times, so it’s not a conversation. There seems to be little overlap between the discourses. uk/ stumro, accessed January 2016) There is a sense of competition and a lack of co-operation in what the Professor was noting, which might be said to reflect neoliberal ideology. Specifically, he was indicating a level of competition between the different groups within the social sciences, and a lack of co-operation, in part played out through the separate conferences.

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