Ambivalences: Voices of Indonesian Academic Discourse Gatekeepers

Yazid Basthomi


This article presents voices of academic discourse gatekeepers in the Indonesian context. It reports on results of an attempt to re-read (re-analyze and re-interpret) the transcripts of interviews with Indonesian journal editors/reviewers in the area of English Language Teaching (ELT). The interviews were made with five editors/reviewers of two Indonesian-based journals. An interesting surfacing issue is the ambivalences or paradoxes experienced by the editors/reviewers. Directions for future research and implications of the ambivalences for more balanced world academic discourse will conclude the essay.

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English Language Teaching       ISSN 1916-4742 (Print)   ISSN  1916-4750 (Online)

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