Trusting in higher education: an anthropological perspective

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Maguire, K. 2022. Trusting in higher education: an anthropological perspective. in: Gibbs, P. and Maassen, P. (ed.) Trusting in Higher Education: A multifaceted discussion of trust in and for higher education in Norway and the United Kingdom Switzerland Springer.
Chapter titleTrusting in higher education: an anthropological perspective
AuthorsMaguire, K.
Abstract

This chapter explores concepts familiar to the field of anthropology which may contribute some ideas to this exploration of trust: its contradictions, discontinuities, use and abuse and the obstacles to having a dialogue with it, including the obstacles of institutionalised authorities and vested commercial interests. It starts with the notion of a cultural ecology and moves on to the human relationship with objects and how objects have grown beyond the extrinsic teleos we have been able to impose on them, beyond the functions of the emic-etic and beyond the endogamous and exogamous principles in keeping the cultural ecology sustainable. This chapter considers how such conceptualisations can guide research into such objects and the values, such as trust, which have become enmeshed and misused in the imperative to control them through forms of reductionism and functionalism

Sustainable Development Goals3 Good health and well-being
4 Quality education
9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
16 Peace, justice and strong institutions
Middlesex University ThemeCreativity, Culture & Enterprise
Sustainability
Health & Wellbeing
LanguageEnglish
Book titleTrusting in Higher Education: A multifaceted discussion of trust in and for higher education in Norway and the United Kingdom
EditorsGibbs, P. and Maassen, P.
PublisherSpringer
Place of publicationSwitzerland
SeriesHigher Education Dynamics
ISBN
Hardcover9783030870362
Electronic9783030870379
Paperback9783030870393
ISSN1571-0378
Publication dates
Online07 Feb 2022
Print08 Feb 2022
Publication process dates
Deposited14 Apr 2023
Output statusPublished
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-87037-9_10
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