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Routledge Handbook of Academic Knowledge Circulation

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ISBN 9781032269511
June 27, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
616 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations

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Knowledge is a result of never-ending processes of circulation. This accessible volume is the first comprehensive multidisciplinary work to explore these processes through the perspective of scholars working outside of Anglo-American paradigms. Through a variety of literature reviews, examples of recent research, and in-depth case studies, the chapters demonstrate that the analysis of knowledge circulation requires a series of ontological and epistemic commitments that impact its conceptualisation and methodologies.

Bringing diverse viewpoints from across the globe and from a range of disciplines, including anthropology, economics, history, political science, sociology, and Science & Technology Studies (STS), this wide-ranging and thought-provoking collection offers a broad and cutting-edge overview of outstanding research on academic knowledge circulation. The book is structured in seven sections: (i) key concepts in studying the circulation of academic knowledge; (ii) spaces and actors of circulation; (iii) academic media and knowledge circulation; (iv) the political economy of academic knowledge circulation; (v) the geographies, geopolitics and historical legacies of the global circulation of academic knowledge; (vi) the relationships between academic and extra-academic knowledges; and (vii) methodological approaches to studying the circulation of academic knowledge.

This handbook will be essential reading for academics, researchers and postgraduate researchers in the humanities and social sciences interested in the circulation of knowledge.

Table of Contents

Towards a Collective Introduction

Rigas Arvanitis, Chandni Basu, Natacha Bacolla, Stéphane Dufoix, Stefan Fornos Klein, Wiebke Keim, Mauricio Nieto Olarte, Leandro Rodriguez Medina, Clara Ruvituso, Gernot Saalmann, Tobias Schlechtriemen and Hebe Vessuri

Section I: Key concepts in studying the circulation of academic knowledge

  1. Writing: on the Entanglements of Producing and Circulating Academic Knowledge
  2. Larissa Schindler and Hilmar Schäfer

  3. Studying the Circulation of Academic Knowledge as Reception
  4. Laurent Afresnse

  5. Translation of Knowledge
    Rafael Y. Schögler
  6. Academic Knowledge Circulation Enacting Reality
  7. Claudio Ramos Zincke

  8. Consecration of Academic Knowledge in Circulation
    Fernanda Beigel
  9. Localisation of Circulating Academic Knowledge
    Philipp Altmann
  10. Recontextualising Circulating Knowledge
  11. Xiaoxue Gao

  12. The Circulation of Incorrect Information
    Jochen Gläser

Section II: Spaces and actors of circulation

9. Theories and Practices of Knowledge Brokering

Morgan Meyer and Victoria Brun

10. Highly Skilled Migration and Knowledge Circulation

Sheila V. Siar

11. Political Oppression, War and Emigration: Their Effects on the Circulation of Scholars

Cherry Schrecker

12. The Role of Religious Actors in the Circulation of Academic Knowledge

Mrinalini Sebastian

13. International Scientific Associations and Conferences as Agents in the Unequal Circulation of Knowledge

Thibaud Boncourt, Susanne Koch and Elena Matviichuk

14. Expertise within International Organisations and Circulation of Knowledge

Carlos R.S. Milani and Benoît Martin

Section III: Academic media and knowledge circulation

15. The Role of the Book and Publishing Markets in Knowledge Circulation

Martina Hacke

16. The role of Bibliographic Indices for Knowledge Circulation

Jonathan Voges

17. The Role of Academic Journals in the Circulation of Academic Knowledge

Mariann Slíz, Panna Szabó and Tamás Farkas

18. The Circulation of Academic Knowledge in the Medium of School Programmes

Viktoria Gräbe and Michael Wermke

19. Circulating Knowledge through Intermediary Objects in Scientific Cooperative Networks

Dominique Vinck and Constanza Pérez-Martelo

Section IV: The political economy of academic knowledge circulation

20. Knowledge Dependency and Circulation

Francesco Maniglio

21. Digital Object Identifier: Privatising Knowledge Circulation through Infrastructuring

Angela Okune and Leslie Chan

22. Knowledge Machines: A Complex Web of History and Technology

Mark Bernstein

23. Free Circulation of Academic and Artistic Knowledge in the Context of Cognitive Capitalism

Lynda Avendaño Santana

24. Knowledge Circulation and Unequal Partnerships

Montserrat Alom Bartrolí, Xilin Huang and Rigas Arvanitis

25. The Changing Economics of Academic Publishing and the Discourse of "Predatory" Science

Thibaud Boncourt and David Mills

26. Knowledge Circulation and the Institutionalisation of Climate Science as a New Academic Field

Tomás Undurraga, Gonzalo Aguirre and Sasha Mudd

27. Crossing Disciplines and the Role of Knowledge Circulation for the Emergence of New Interdisciplinary Fields

Philippe Hamman, Christopher Schliephake and Jason Groves

Section V: The geographies, geopolitics and historical legacies of the global circulation of academic knowledge

28. Academic Knowledge, Translation and Geopolitics

Manuel Pavón-Belizón

29. The Construction of Academic Prestige and Its Role in Knowledge Circulation

Diogo Pinheiro

30. Representation and the Transnational Circulation of Knowledge

Nil Uzun

31. Knowledge Circulation and the Gaze of Epistemic Others: towards an African Epistemology

Théophile Ambadiang

32. Indigenisation: The Significance of the Debates for the Circulation of Academic Knowledge

Junpeng Li, Songying Xu, Gang Zhou, Taiwen Yang and Zhiqiang Zhang

Section VI: The relationships between academic and extra-academic knowledge

33. Science and Society: Approaches for the Circulation of Knowledge beyond Academia

Michael Weinhardt and Katharina Löhr

34. Newspapers and the Circulation of Academic Knowledge

Simone Jung

35. Consultancy Praxis: Dynamics of Circulation between Academia and State Knowledge

Natacha Bacolla and Jimena Caravaca

36. Experts and Social Movements in the Circulation of Academic Knowledge

Christian Colella

37. Addressing Inclusion and Sustainability in the Circulation of Knowledge beyond Academia

Gabriela Bortz and Ayelén Gázquez

Section VII: Methodological approaches to studying the circulation of academic knowledge

38. Ethnography and the Circulation of Knowledge

Marko Monteiro

39. Biographic Methods and the Study of Academic Knowledge Circulation

Daniele Cantini

40. Prosopography and the Study of Academic Knowledge Circulation

Constantin Brissaud

41. Actor-Network Theory and the Materiality for Researching Academic Knowledge Circulation

Manuel Bolz, Stefanie Mallon and Marcela Suárez Estrada

42. Field Theory and the Circulation of Academic Knowledge

Laurent Afresne, Clara Ruvituso and Gernot Saalmann

43. Bibliometrics and the Study of Academic Knowledge Circulation

Julián D. Cortés, Katerina Bohle-Carbonell and Zaida Chinchilla-Rodríguez

44. Using Digital Text-Based Approaches to Study Knowledge Circulation

Matías Milia

45. Studying Metaphors and the Understanding of Knowledge Circulation

Eszter Pál

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Wiebke Keim is CNRS researcher at the SAGE (Sociétés, Acteurs, Gouvernement en Europe) research centre at Strasbourg University, France. Her research interests include the sociology of knowledge and science, the history of sociology, the epistemology of the social sciences, critiques of Eurocentrism, fascisms and post-fascisms. She is the author of Vermessene Disziplin: Zum konterhegemonialen Potential afrikanischer und lateinamerikanischer Soziologien (2008) and Universally Comprehensible, Arrogantly Local: South African Labour Studies from the Apartheid Era into the New Millennium (2017), and co-author of Gauging and Engaging Deviance, 1600-2000 (2014), and of Scripting Defiance: Four Sociological Vignettes (2022).

Leandro Rodriguez Medina is Professor of Sociology at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco, Mexico. He is also a member of the National System of Researchers at Mexico’s Council for Science and Technology and founding editor-in-chief of the Tapuya: Latin American Science, Technology, and Society journal. His research interests include Science & Technology Studies (STS), science and technology policies in Latin America, the international circulation of knowledge within the social sciences, and the relationship between cities and culture. He is author of Material Hermeneutics in Political Science (2013); Centers and Peripheries in Knowledge Production (Routledge, 2014), and The Circulation of European Knowledge: Niklas Luhmann in the Hispanic Americas and co-editor of La Teoría del Actor-Red desde América Latina (2022).

Rigas Arvanitis, Ceped, Université Paris Cité-Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), France

Natacha Bacolla, Consejo de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Universidad Nacional del Litoral - Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina

Chandni Basu, Rabindra Bharati University Kolkata, India and Albert-Ludwigs-Universität-Freiburg, Germany

Stéphane Dufoix, Université Paris-Nanterre and senior member of the Institut universitaire de France, France

Stefan Klein, Departamento de Sociologia, Universidade de Brasília (SOL/ICS), Brazil

Mauricio Nieto Olarte, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia,

Barbara Riedel, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität-Freiburg, Germany

Clara Ruvituso, Mecila/Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut, Germany

Gernot Saalmann, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität-Freiburg, Germany

Tobias Schlechtriemen, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität-Freiburg, Germany

Hebe Vessuri, Independent researcher