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.

part Section I|97 pages

Key Concepts in Studying the Circulation of Academic Knowledge

chapter 1|11 pages


On the Entanglements of Producing and Circulating Academic Knowledge

chapter 3|12 pages

Translation of Knowledge

part Section II|71 pages

Spaces and Actors of Circulation

chapter 11|11 pages

Political Oppression, War and Emigration

Their Effects on the Circulation of Scholars

part Section IV|92 pages

The Political Economy of Academic Knowledge Circulation

chapter 21|10 pages

Digital Object Identifier

Privatising Knowledge Governance through Infrastructuring

chapter 22|8 pages

Knowledge Machines

A Complex Web of History and Technology

part Section V|62 pages

The Geographies, Geopolitics and Historical Legacies of the Global Circulation of Academic Knowledge

chapter 31|16 pages

Knowledge Circulation and the Gaze of Epistemic Others

Towards an African Epistemology

chapter 32|10 pages


The Significance of the Debates for the Circulation of Academic Knowledge

part Section VI|66 pages

The Relationships between Academic and Extra-Academic Knowledge

chapter 33|11 pages

Science and Society

Approaches for the Circulation of Knowledge beyond Academia

chapter 35|11 pages

Consultancy Praxis

Dynamics of Circulation between Academia and State Knowledge

part Section VII|103 pages

Methodological Approaches to Studying the Circulation of Academic Knowledge