Academic Domains as Political Battlegrounds: A Global Enquiry by 99 Academics in the Fields of Education and Technology

Al Lily, Abdulrahman E., Foland, Jed, Stoloff, David, Gogus, Aytac, Erguvan, Inan Deniz, Awshar, Mapotse Tomé, Tondeur, Jo, Hammond, Michael, Venter, Isabella M., Jerry, Paul, Vlachopoulos, Dimitrios, Oni, Aderonke, Liu, Yuliang, Badosek, Radim, López de la Madrid, María Cristina, Mazzoni, Elvis, Lee, Hwansoo, Kinley, Khamsum, Kalz, Marco, Sambuu, Uyanga, Bushnaq, Tatiana, Pinkwart, Niels, Adedokun-Shittu, Nafisat Afolake, Zander, Pär-Ola Mikael, Oliver, Kevin, Teixeira Pombo, Lúcia Maria, Balaban Sali, Jale, Gregory, Sue, Tobgay, Sonam, Joy, Mike, Elen, Jan, Odeh Helal Jwaifell, Mustafa, Haruzuan Mohamad Said, Mohd Nihra, Al-Saggaf, Yeslam, Naaji, Antoanela, White, Julie, Jordan, Kathy, Gerstein, Jackie, Umit Yapici, İbrahim, Sanga, Camilius, Nleya, Paul T., Sbihi, Boubker, Rocha Lucas, Margarida, Mbarika, Victor, Reiners, Torsten, Schön, Sandra, Sujo-Montes, Laura, Santally, Mohammad, Häkkinen, Päivi, Al Saif, Abdulkarim, Gegenfurtner, Andreas, Schatz, Steven, Padilla Vigil, Virginia, Tannahill, Catherine, Padilla Partida, Siria, Zhang, Zuochen, Charalambous, Kyriacos, Moreira, António, Coto, Mayela, Laxman, Kumar, Farley, Helen Sara, Gumbo, Mishack T., Simsek, Ali, Ramganesh, E., Birzina, Rita, Player-Koro, Catarina, Dumbraveanu, Roza, Ziphorah, Mmankoko, Mohamudally, Nawaz, Thomas, Sarah, Romero, Margarida, Nirmala, Mungamuru, Cifuentes, Lauren, Khaled Osaily, Raja Zuhair, Omoogun, Ajayi Clemency, Seferoglu, S. Sadi, Elçi, Alev, Edyburn, Dave, Moudgalya, Kannan, Ebner, Martin, Bottino, Rosa, Khoo, Elaine, Pedro, Luis, Buarki, Hanadi, Román-Odio, Clara, Qureshi, Ijaz A., Ahsan Khan, Mahbub, Thornthwaite, Carrie, Kerimkulova, Sulushash, Downes, Toni, Malmi, Lauri, Bardakci, Salih, Itmazi, Jamil, Rogers, Jim, Rughooputh, Soonil D.D.V., Ali Akour, Mohammed, Henderson, J. Bryan, de Freitas, Sara and Schrader, PG (2016) Academic Domains as Political Battlegrounds: A Global Enquiry by 99 Academics in the Fields of Education and Technology. Information Development, . doi:10.1177/0266666915622044


Author Al Lily, Abdulrahman E.
Foland, Jed
Stoloff, David
Gogus, Aytac
Erguvan, Inan Deniz
Awshar, Mapotse Tomé
Tondeur, Jo
Hammond, Michael
Venter, Isabella M.
Jerry, Paul
Vlachopoulos, Dimitrios
Oni, Aderonke
Liu, Yuliang
Badosek, Radim
López de la Madrid, María Cristina
Mazzoni, Elvis
Lee, Hwansoo
Kinley, Khamsum
Kalz, Marco
Sambuu, Uyanga
Bushnaq, Tatiana
Pinkwart, Niels
Adedokun-Shittu, Nafisat Afolake
Zander, Pär-Ola Mikael
Oliver, Kevin
Teixeira Pombo, Lúcia Maria
Balaban Sali, Jale
Gregory, Sue
Tobgay, Sonam
Joy, Mike
Elen, Jan
Odeh Helal Jwaifell, Mustafa
Haruzuan Mohamad Said, Mohd Nihra
Al-Saggaf, Yeslam
Naaji, Antoanela
White, Julie
Jordan, Kathy
Gerstein, Jackie
Umit Yapici, İbrahim
Sanga, Camilius
Nleya, Paul T.
Sbihi, Boubker
Rocha Lucas, Margarida
Mbarika, Victor
Reiners, Torsten
Schön, Sandra
Sujo-Montes, Laura
Santally, Mohammad
Häkkinen, Päivi
Al Saif, Abdulkarim
Gegenfurtner, Andreas
Schatz, Steven
Padilla Vigil, Virginia
Tannahill, Catherine
Padilla Partida, Siria
Zhang, Zuochen
Charalambous, Kyriacos
Moreira, António
Coto, Mayela
Laxman, Kumar
Farley, Helen Sara
Gumbo, Mishack T.
Simsek, Ali
Ramganesh, E.
Birzina, Rita
Player-Koro, Catarina
Dumbraveanu, Roza
Ziphorah, Mmankoko
Mohamudally, Nawaz
Thomas, Sarah
Romero, Margarida
Nirmala, Mungamuru
Cifuentes, Lauren
Khaled Osaily, Raja Zuhair
Omoogun, Ajayi Clemency
Seferoglu, S. Sadi
Elçi, Alev
Edyburn, Dave
Moudgalya, Kannan
Ebner, Martin
Bottino, Rosa
Khoo, Elaine
Pedro, Luis
Buarki, Hanadi
Román-Odio, Clara
Qureshi, Ijaz A.
Ahsan Khan, Mahbub
Thornthwaite, Carrie
Kerimkulova, Sulushash
Downes, Toni
Malmi, Lauri
Bardakci, Salih
Itmazi, Jamil
Rogers, Jim
Rughooputh, Soonil D.D.V.
Ali Akour, Mohammed
Henderson, J. Bryan
de Freitas, Sara
Schrader, PG
Title Academic Domains as Political Battlegrounds: A Global Enquiry by 99 Academics in the Fields of Education and Technology
Journal name Information Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0266-6669
1741-6469
Publication date 2016-07-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0266666915622044
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Total pages 19
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract This article theorizes the functional relationship between the human components (i.e., scholars) and nonhuman components (i.e., structural configurations) of academic domains. It is organized around the following question: in what ways have scholars formed and been formed by the structural configurations of their academic domain? The article uses as a case study the academic domain of education and technology to examine this question. Its authorship approach is innovative, with a worldwide collection of academics (99 authors) collaborating to address the proposed question based on their reflections on daily social and academic practices. This collaboration followed a three-round process of contributions via email. Analysis of these scholars’ reflective accounts was carried out, and a theoretical proposition was established from this analysis. The proposition is of a mutual (yet not necessarily balanced) power (and therefore political) relationship between the human and non-human constituents of an academic realm, with the two shaping one another. One implication of this proposition is that these non-human elements exist as political ‘actors’, just like their human counterparts, having ‘agency’ – which they exercise over humans. This turns academic domains into political (functional or dysfunctional) ‘battlefields’ wherein both humans and non-humans engage in political activities and actions that form the identity of the academic domain.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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