Beyond culture as ethnicity: interrogating the empirical sites for leading scholarship

Laurette Bristol, Jane Wilkinson

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Leadership is under scrutiny. As a practice and as a concept it is being subjected to rigorous forms of deconstruction that can be associated with a form of crisis of and in leadership. In this chapter we consider the epistemic and theoretical gaps/silences in the leadership field and proffer an analysis which contemplates the relationship between culture and the empirical sites of and for leadership inquiry and scholarship. We reflect upon the lessons to be learnt about leadership practices and research when culture becomes the lens through which deliberations of leadership quality are undertaken.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducational Leadership as a Culturally-Constructed Practice
Subtitle of host publicationNew Directions and Possibilities
EditorsJane Wilkinson, Laurette Bristol
Place of PublicationAbingdon UK
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781315690308
ISBN (Print)9781138915312
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Education

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