A World of Circuits: Academic Fields in the Crossfire of the Local, the National, the Regional and the Global
Even if truthful as a general historical pattern, this picture simplifies the diverse and complex forms of integration and/or resistance observed recently along science in the periphery. More than reinforcing the spatial asymmetries separating marginal communities versus “centers of excellence”, in the last decade the logics of circulation led to the segmentation of different principles of recognition. The internationalized elites that only write in English and publish in mainstream journals, and the scholars attached to writing in non-indexed journals gifted with local recognition. In this paper, I observe the dynamics of four circuits that cross-through the national spaces in particular combinations related to the paths of professionalization and internationalization that must be observed empirically in the field. Theoretically, I put forward a combination of field/circulation approach by merging Bourdieu and Dependency Analysis.