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Double gamers: Academics between fields

Costa, Cristina

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Cristina Costa


© 2014 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. The field of academia is frequently associated with traditional norms that aim to regulate scholarly activity, especially research. The social web, as another field, is often viewed as challenging long-established conventions with novel knowledge production practices. Hence, the two fields seem to oppose rather than complement each other. Using a Bourdieuian lens, this research examines research participants’ accounts of their approaches to practice on the social web in relation to academia. The paper reports on the habitus dissonance between the two fields, before discussing the effects of the two fields’ competing doxas on individuals’ habitus.


Costa, C. (2016). Double gamers: Academics between fields. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 37(7), 993-1013.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 23, 2014
Publication Date Oct 2, 2016
Deposit Date Mar 15, 2018
Publicly Available Date Mar 15, 2018
Journal British Journal of Sociology of Education
Print ISSN 0142-5692
Electronic ISSN 1465-3346
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 37
Issue 7
Pages 993-1013
Keywords digital scholarship, doxa, symbolic violence, Pierre Bourdieu, the social web
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Additional Information Additional Information : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in British Journal of Sociology of Education on 16th December 2014, available online:


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