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Title: Boundary-crossing academic mobilities in glocal knowledge economies: new research agendas based on triadic thought
Authors: Jons, Heike
Keywords: Academic mobility
Student migration
Higher education
Knowledge economy
Glocalisation
Triadic thought
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: JONS, H., 2018. Boundary-crossing academic mobilities in glocal knowledge economies: new research agendas based on triadic thought. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 16(2), pp. 151-161.
Abstract: This editorial introduction identifies a need for more multidimensional and collective theorisations of boundary-crossing academic mobilities in order to conceptualise this phenomenon, compare empirical findings, and identify new research perspectives. My suggestion is that triadic thought – or the thinking in three rather than two conceptual categories – overcomes some of the limitations that binary thought has imposed on social theory. By transforming the three conceptual dyads that frame this special issue on boundary-crossing academic mobilities, namely mobility/migration, students/academics, and local/global, into more differentiated relational triads, I argue that ordering and framing studies on academic and other mobilities through three-by-three matrices grounded in triadic thought helps to advance conceptual debate and unfold a wider research agenda in truly collective ways.
Description: This paper is in closed access until 3rd July 2019.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/14767724.2017.1413977
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/28012
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/14767724.2017.1413977
ISSN: 1476-7724
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