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Visibility and invisibility in, of, and through textbook production

Couper, Pauline R (2017) Visibility and invisibility in, of, and through textbook production. Area.

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Abstract

In their production and their role in academic life, textbooks lie at the intersection of a number of ‘regimes of visibility’ (and invisibility). In this contribution I reflect on my own experience of textbook authorship to highlight some of these regimes: firstly, the processes through which textbooks are published; secondly, the mechanisms of monitoring and measuring of academic production; thirdly, disciplinary hierarchies of reputation and influence; and fourthly, considering the textbook as a technology of visibility itself. Through all of these, what is left invisible is the knowing, learning author. I highlight some of the implications of this invisibility for geography.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: "This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Couper, Pauline R (2017) Visibility and invisibility in, of, and through textbook production. Area, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/area.12398/full. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/area.12398
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
School/Department: School of Humanities, Religion & Philosophy
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/2440

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