Current Sociology and the challenges of inequality in academia: 65 years forging spaces of intelligibility

Eloísa Martín

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Current Sociology was founded in 1952 and since then has developed into an internationalized and pluralistic journal while always pursuing its mission of sharing sociological works across the globe. Over the past 65 years, Current Sociology has played a major role in both discussions surrounding the field of production of sociological knowledge and debates on its limits and challenges. And at the same time, it has drawn up strategies to overcome these limits and challenges. Meeting these goals has been puzzling at times because within the global academic community, the very production of knowledge entails inequalities derived from a specific geopolitics inherent to the international division of academic work. This article analyses some of the main editorial policies developed over the past seven years in an attempt to face the challenges of inequality in academia and carve out spaces of intelligibility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-335
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent Sociology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Academic writing
  • core academia
  • inequality
  • international division of academic work
  • international publication
  • peripheral academia
  • underrepresented academia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science


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