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How knowledge circulates
by Gisèle Sapiro
About this EXP
Gisèle Sapiro, Professor of Sociology at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, explores the circulation of knowledge.
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Key point 1
The circulation of knowledge can be studied from four main perspectives: systems of ideas; institutions and organisations; key authors; and material channels of circulation.
Key point 2
Publishing social science and humanities books within trade publishing brings knowledge produced in academia to a wider audience.
Key point 3
The patterns in the translation of scholarly books highlight uneven power relations between languages and intellectual traditions, and the role of cultural intermediaries.
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