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Circles of Esteem, Standard Works, and Euphoric Couplets: Dynamics of Academic Life in Indonesian Studies

Cribb, Robert


Indonesian Studies as a field is strongly influenced by its own social character as a community of competing and cooperating scholars. Outside individual universities, the dominant social form is not the powerful professor, but rather the "circle of esteem," a cluster of scholars who respect each other, cite each other's work, push each other's ideas into the academic marketplace, and, occasionally, rise to each other's defense. Circles of esteem arise because academic work has less to do with...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Critical Asian Studies
DOI: 10.1080/14672710500106408


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