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Speculating on theory: towards a political economy of academic publishing

Barnett, Clive and Murray, Low (1996). Speculating on theory: towards a political economy of academic publishing. Area, 28(1) pp. 13–24.

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In the context of the rapid turnover of theory in geography, this paper treats theory as a commodity in relation to academic publishing and argues that translation is a constructive process by which new products circulate in international academic arenas. Results from a preliminary analysis of the translation of French writing are presented and some links between changing practice in the academic publishing industry and changes in intellectual agendas are hypothesised.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 1996 The Royal Geographical Society
ISSN: 1475-4762
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Geography
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 24198
Depositing User: Clive Barnett
Date Deposited: 11 May 2011 09:01
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2012 16:01
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