Journal article

Thinking in a 'worldly' way: Mobility, knowledge, power and geography

J Fahey, J Kenway

Discourse | Published : 2010

Abstract

In order to enhance understandings of the international mobility of researchers and the implications of their mobility for knowledge production and circulation, we need to develop more sophisticated conceptual resources. Here we draw on and seek to develop ideas generated from literary theory and geography in order to highlight the links between internationally mobile researchers, knowledge, geography and power. In particular, we develop three interrelated concepts: 'geographies of power/knowledge', 'empires of knowledge', and 'edges of empires'. We also turn to Edward Said's notion of the 'exilic intellectual' because it speaks to the manner in which some mobile individuals navigate this te..

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