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ERIC Number: EJ937018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1011-3487
Institutional Imperatives and Feeling at Home in Higher Education Institutions: Giddens on Trust and Intimacy
Thaver, L. L.
South African Journal of Higher Education, v24 n1 p145-156 2010
Higher education institutions in South Africa continue variously to experience a range of contestations that are analogous much of the time to "war by other means". However, if we stand back from our divided social lives and the mandate that history visits on our institutions, not to absolve anyone but to yield to what the imperatives are that are integral to our higher education institutions, as case in point, we may be surprised by their deep-seated sociological logic. This is the rather abstract position taken in this article in league with Anthony Giddens to probe the articulation of the institutional imperatives of trust and intimacy, in the context of the university, and how one might be able to disclose its dynamics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa