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Title: Mobilities of knowledge: an introduction
Authors: Jons, Heike
Heffernan, Michael
Meusburger, Peter
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Springer
Citation: JONS, H., HEFFERNAN, M. and MEUSBURGER, P., 2016. Mobilities of knowledge: an introduction. IN: Jons, H., Meusburger, P. and Heffernan, M. (eds). Mobilities of Knowledge. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 1 - 20.
Series/Report no.: Knowledge and Space;volume 10
Abstract: Mobilities of Knowledge examines how geographical mobility of people and (im)material things has impacted epistemic systems of knowledge in different historical and geographical contexts. In this chapter, the authors introduce concepts and debates in interdisciplinary research on spatial mobility and the production, dissemination, and transfer of knowledge. They suggest extending Urry’s (2007) typology of interdependent mobilities that constitute the space of flows and the space of places (Castells, 1996) from five to six dimensions through the consideration of mobile knowledges, concepts, and practices. Finally, they outline how the chapters of this volume help to identify generic as well as context-specific practices and processes of knowledge production, dissemination, and transfer and call for more empirical case studies to further the collective development of flexible conceptual understandings.
Description: This book chapter is closed access.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/21607
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