Academic Capitalism and the Geopolitics of Knowledge

TitleAcademic Capitalism and the Geopolitics of Knowledge
Publication TypeBook Chapter
AuthorsPaasi, Anssi
ISBN Number978-1-118-72588-7

This chapter problematizes the globalization of academia, research cultures and the related existing forms of hegemony. The key focus is on the debates on the Anglo-American/Anglophone hegemony in human and political geography and on the dominance of English language that arose some 15 years ago. This debate is evaluated to shape both the roles of broader material/ideological/political processes, geopolitics of knowledge, and the forms of symbolic capital in shaping such politics. Special emphasis is on the making and internationalization of political geographic knowledge.

Keywords: Academic capitalism, Anglophone hegemony, power-knowledge, scientific communication