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Academic Dependency and the Global Division of Labour in the Social Sciences

Academic Dependency and the Global Division of Labour in the Social Sciences,10.1177/00113921030516003,Current Sociology,Syed Farid Alatas

Academic Dependency and the Global Division of Labour in the Social Sciences   (Citations: 21)
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This article attempts a political economy of the social sciences in order to assess the state of the social sciences at the global level. The focus is on the relations between the social sciences in the First and Third Worlds. The political economy approach that is utilized for this purpose is academic dependency theory. The condition of academic dependency is related to the global division of labour in the social sciences, which, I argue, plays a significant role in maintaining the structures of academic dependency.
Journal: Current Sociology - CURR SOCIOL , vol. 51, no. 6, pp. 599-613, 2003
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    • ...The structural material factors underlying the first dimension described earlier make the strength of the center dominant in the largely unidirectional and uncritical flow of criminological knowledge (see Alatas, 2001, 2003)...

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    • ...The critical sociology of academic knowledge production problematises the near one‐directional flow of intellectual influence from the Western metropoles to ‘other’ peripheries, or the ‘world system’ of academic knowledge (Ben‐Ari 1999; Appadurai 2001; Canagarajah 2002; Alatas 2003; Kuwayama 2004; Ben‐Ari and van Bremen 2005; Restrepo and Escobar 2005; Connell 2007)...

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    • ...The critical sociology of academic knowledge production problematises the near one-directional flow of intellectual influence from the Western metropoles to ‘other’ peripheries, or the ‘world system’ of academic knowledge (Ben-Ari 1999; Appadurai 2001; Canagarajah 2002; Alatas 2003; Kuwayama 2004; Ben-Ari and van Bremen 2005; Restrepo and Escobar 2005; Connell 2007)...

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    • ...It can be seen as the re-casting of a neo-colonialist ideology in which a few metropolitan ‘centres’ seek to disseminate their values and practices to the rest of the world (Alatas, 2003)...

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