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dc.contributor.authorCarroll, B.*
dc.contributor.authorFirth, J.*
dc.contributor.authorFord, Jackie M.*
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, S.*
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-31T11:54:28Z
dc.date.available2016-08-31T11:54:28Z
dc.date.issued2018-04-01
dc.identifier.citationCarroll B, Firth J, Ford J and Taylor S (2018) The social construction of leadership studies: representations of rigour and relevance in textbooks. Leadership. 14(2): 159-178.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/8863
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractConsiderations of rigour and relevance rarely acknowledge students, learning, or the textbooks many of the academic community use to frame education. Here we explore the construction of meaning around rigour and relevance in four leadership studies textbooks – the two most globally popular leadership textbooks and two recent additions to the field – to explore how these ideas are represented. We read the four texts narratively for structure, purpose, style, and application. We further embed the analysis by considering the cultural positioning of the textbook-as-genre within leadership studies as a field more generally. This exploration of the textbook raises critical questions about rigour, relevance and the relationship constructed between them. From this, we argue for a re-commitment to the genuine ‘text-book’ written to engage students in understanding leadership as a continuing conversation between practices, theories, and contexts, rather than as a repository of rigorous and/or relevant content that lays claim to represent an objective science of leadership studies.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1742715016668688en_US
dc.rightsThe final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Leadership by SAGE Publications Ltd, All rights reserved. © 2016 SAGE Publications Ltd.en_US
dc.subjectLeadership; Textbooks; Rigour; Relevance; Narrative; Critiqueen_US
dc.titleThe social construction of leadership studies: representations of rigour and relevance in textbooksen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2016-08-01
dc.date.application2016-09-21
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionfinal draft paperen_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-25T12:30:49Z


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