Donald J Nicolson's Academic Conferences as Neoliberal Commodities PDF

By Donald J Nicolson

ISBN-10: 331949189X

ISBN-13: 9783319491899

ISBN-10: 3319491903

ISBN-13: 9783319491905

This publication empirically examines educational meetings within the social sciences, and explores the aim and price of individuals attracted to the social sciences attending and offering at nationwide and foreign educational meetings. utilizing a hugely unique constitution and magnificence, the e-book considers the dangerous influence of neoliberalism on meetings, and academia extra largely, and explores the varied obstacles to convention attendance. it is going to 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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For him the aim of the dinner was to ‘Show that an atmosphere was created through communication (the singing and music) that could not be categorised by any theory of communication’. He perceived this conference dinner was a challenge to delegates’ composure, and he noted how some people said that they were moved to tears by the event. Universities do not always do as good a job of promoting local culture. I spoke with Willy Maley who attended the conference in Case Study One as a student. He told me how the conference provided delegates (who could afford it) the opportunity to enjoy a preConference retreat at a scenic resort.

PARALLEL SESSION TWO: INTERVIEWS 43 PRESENTATION STYLE Communicating at a conference takes several forms, from a workshop (which is usually an interactive session with delegates), to discussing a poster, or providing an oral presentation. The bottom line is that presenting information is crucial for sharing knowledge. ’ A presentation could be strong in content, but this is not noticed by the audience because of the poor presentation style. This might be a worrying observation because for an Academic audience, in theory it is the content and the reliability of the content that is important.

Universities do not always do as good a job of promoting local culture. I spoke with Willy Maley who attended the conference in Case Study One as a student. He told me how the conference provided delegates (who could afford it) the opportunity to enjoy a preConference retreat at a scenic resort. He however felt the conference ignored the local cultural geography and history of the host city, in particular its socio-economic history. The commodification of the venue as a cultural attraction is something that needs to be carefully considered.

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