ERIC Number: EJ462744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Deviancy from the Norms of Science: The Effects of Anomie and Alienation in the Academic Profession.
Braxton, John M.
Research in Higher Education, v34 n2 p213-28 Apr 1993
A study applying anomie theory to behavior of college faculty, especially as alienation from the academic reward system results in deviation from professional norms of communality, disinterestedness, universalism, and organized skepticism, is reported. Implications for use of norms as interpretive devices, ambivalence of academics toward norms, and professional practice are examined. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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Audience: Researchers; Administrators; Practitioners
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