Journal quality grading: A Bourdieuian perspective

P.A. Lynch, I. Blaxter

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    Abstract

    A critical examination is undertaken of United Kingdom journal ranking lists in business and management in relation to 'peripheral' industry-facing subjects using hospitality and tourism as an exemplar, with particular focus upon methodological and social construction processes. The paper adds to limited critical literature by contributing to recognising the power structures and contested nature of power underlying list creation. Lists contribute to discourse construction in the workplace and the wider academic community bringing many organisational and managerial benefits. However, a Bourdieuian analysis suggests they also reflect symbolic violence, bad faith, and raises questions of transparency, integrity and ethics, as well as generating criticisms in respect of their reliability and validity. Theoretical issues are debated and practical recommendations are made in order to raise the standards of list construction.

    Conference

    Conference17th ISA World Congress of Sociology
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityGothenberg
    Period11/07/1017/07/10

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    grading
    symbolic violence
    social construction
    transparency
    faith
    integrity
    ranking
    criticism
    workplace
    Tourism
    moral philosophy
    examination
    industry
    discourse
    management
    community
    literature

    Keywords

    • journal quality grading
    • critical
    • Bourdieu
    • power
    • higher education

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    Lynch, P. A., & Blaxter, I. (2010). Journal quality grading: A Bourdieuian perspective. 290. Paper presented at 17th ISA World Congress of Sociology, Gothenberg, United Kingdom.
    Lynch, P.A. ; Blaxter, I. / Journal quality grading: A Bourdieuian perspective. Paper presented at 17th ISA World Congress of Sociology, Gothenberg, United Kingdom.
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    Lynch PA, Blaxter I. Journal quality grading: A Bourdieuian perspective. 2010. Paper presented at 17th ISA World Congress of Sociology, Gothenberg, United Kingdom.