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Academic Flying and the Means of Communication

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Provides the first and only volume to collect and consolidate current research on academic aeromobility

  • Uncovers the mechanisms that have made flying seem necessary to the academic enterprise

  • Offers research-based proposals for how to reduce academia’s reliance on flying

  • Reflects on how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed or might change attitudes towards air travel

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction: Ending the Romance of Academic Flying

    • Kristian Bjørkdahl, Adrian Santiago Franco Duharte
    Pages 1-18Open Access
  3. Who Gets to Fly?

    • Daniel Pargman, Jarmo Laaksolahti, Elina Eriksson, Markus Robèrt, Aksel Biørn-Hansen
    Pages 133-158Open Access
  4. Exceptionalism and Evasion: How Scholars Reason About Air Travel

    • Elina Eriksson, Maria Wolrath Söderberg, Nina Wormbs
    Pages 159-183Open Access
  5. Academic Aeromobility in the Global Periphery

    • James Higham, Debbie Hopkins, Caroline Orchiston
    Pages 185-207Open Access
  6. Decarbonising Academia’s Flyout Culture

    • Nicholas A. Poggioli, Andrew J. Hoffman
    Pages 237-267Open Access
  7. Aeromobilities and Academic Work

    • Claus Lassen
    Pages 269-296Open Access
  8. Academic Air Travel Cultures: A Framework for Reducing Academic Flying

    • Sherry H. Y. Tseng, James Higham, Craig Lee
    Pages 327-353Open Access
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 355-365

About this book

This open access book shines a light on how and why academic work became entwined with air travel, and what can be done to change academia’s flying habit. The starting point of the book is that flying is only one means of scholarly communication among many, and that the state of the planet now obliges us to shift to other means. How can the academic-as-globetrotter become a thing of the past? The chapters in this book respond to this call in three steps. It documents the consequences of academic flying, it investigates the issue of why academics fly, and it begins an effort to think through what can replace flying, and how. Finally, it confronts scholars and scientists, students, activists, research funders, university administrators, and others, with a call to translate this research into action.

Kristian Bjørkdahl is a rhetoric scholar at the University of Oslo. He currently does research on the organization of science communication work, and on how the idea of Nordic colonial innocence is used rhetorically. He has been editor or co-editor of several volumes, including Pandemics, Publics, and Politics (Palgrave, 2019). 

Adrian Santiago Franco Duharte is a lawyer pursuing postgraduate study at the University of Oslo. He has experience from public-private partnerships, social and environmental dispute resolution, and infrastructure projects. He is currently conducting research on the role of social media communication in environmental disasters.


Keywords

  • new mobilities paradigm
  • mobilities
  • climate change
  • air travel
  • carbon footprint
  • academic communication
  • academic conferences
  • academic institutions
  • university administrators
  • academic flying
  • sustainability
  • communication technology
  • COVID-19
  • open access

Editors and Affiliations

  • Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

    Kristian Bjørkdahl, Adrian Santiago Franco Duharte

About the editors

Kristian Bjørkdahl is a rhetoric scholar at the University of Oslo. He currently does research on the organization of science communication work, and on how the idea of Nordic colonial innocence is used rhetorically. He has been editor or co-editor of several volumes, including Pandemics, Publics, and Politics (Palgrave, 2019).

Adrian Santiago Franco Duharte is a lawyer pursuing postgraduate study at the University of Oslo. He has experience from public-private partnerships, social and environmental dispute resolution, and infrastructure projects. He is currently conducting research on the role of social media communication in environmental disasters.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Academic Flying and the Means of Communication

  • Editors: Kristian Bjørkdahl, Adrian Santiago Franco Duharte

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-4911-0

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-16-4910-3

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-16-4913-4

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-16-4911-0

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXI, 365

  • Number of Illustrations: 11 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Human Geography, Science and Technology Studies, Research Methods in Education, Science Communication

Buying options

Softcover Book
USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)