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ERIC Number: EJ951081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0026-4695
Transnational Mobility and International Academic Employment: Gatekeeping in an Academic Competition Arena
Cantwell, Brendan
Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, v49 n4 p425-445 Dec 2011
This article draws upon concepts developed in recent empirical and theoretical work on high skilled and academic mobility and migration including accidental mobility, forced mobility and negotiated mobility. These concepts inform a situated, qualitative study of mobility among international postdoctoral researchers in life sciences and engineering fields who were employed at US and UK universities in 2008 and 2009. Informed by epistemological methods in the Foucauldian tradition of discourse and governmentality, the study explores how policy discourse and technologies empower and limit scientists and engineers in negotiating employment arrangements across national boundaries.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United States