ERIC Number: EJ721402
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Reference Count: 28
Cross-Field Effects and Temporary Social Fields: A Case Study of the Mediatization of Recent Australian Knowledge Economy Policies
Journal of Education Policy, v20 n6 p705-724 Nov 2005
This paper utilizes Bourdieu's conceptual frame to examine the mediatized effects of policy processes concerned with the growth and support of knowledge industries in Australia. These policies span education, science, research and other knowledge industries (such as venture capital firms and intellectual property law). The paper argues that some policy processes are best represented as temporary social fields. The nature of these fields can be described by the kinds of cross-field effects that they produce. A case study of an Australian knowledge economy policy, "The chance to change", and associated policy processes demonstrates the broad analytic capacities of Bourdieu's conceptual frame for policy analysis, when combined with the concepts of cross-field effects and temporary social field developed here.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Industry, Intellectual Property, Policy Analysis, Educational Policy, Knowledge Level, Interdisciplinary Approach, Public Policy, Case Studies, Theories
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Australia