Under the Shadow of Time: Where Indicators and Academic Values Meet

Engaging Science, Technology, and Society

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Title Under the Shadow of Time: Where Indicators and Academic Values Meet
 
Creator Felt, Ulrike
 
Subject science and technology studies
chronopolitics; indicators; accountability; metrics; academic work
 
Description This essay aims at relating the growth of indicators to the shifting temporalities of academic work. Drawing on research into academic work and lives but also on professional experiences, I develop the notion of chronopolitics to analyze the politics of time governing academic knowledge production, work and evaluation. Drawing on a range of examples, from the projectification of academic work and lives to the epistemic effects of strictly timed career structures, I point to the multiplication of theatres of accountability and to the shifting focus of academic work from a logic of discovery to one of delivery. In conclusion, I suggest moving beyond a debate of how to best play the indicator game, to a more fundamental critique of the entanglement of indicators and time, and to a re-timing of research as a political project.
 
Publisher The Society for Social Studies of Science
 
Contributor
 
Date 2017-02-17
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://estsjournal.org/article/view/109
10.17351/ests2017.109
 
Source Engaging Science, Technology, and Society; Vol 3 (2017); 53-63
2413-8053
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://estsjournal.org/article/view/109/64
 
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Rights Copyright (c) 2017 Ulrike Felt
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
 

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