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Speculating on theory: towards a political economy of academic publishing

By Clive Barnett and Murray Low


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

Topics: GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing on behalf of The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)
Year: 1996
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Provided by: LSE Research Online
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