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ERIC Number: ED452228
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Making Room: The Place of Academic Study.
Middleton, Sue
This study followed 57 New Zealand candidates for a Ph.D. in Education through the years of writing their theses, focusing on their internal struggles and how these affected, and were affected by, those with whom they had close relationships. Their efforts to balance the scholarly, professional, interpersonal, and domestic dimensions of life, a struggle that has been described by Michel Foucault, did not occur in isolation. Interviews described how the various networks of social relations of their households and families were stretched to fit around their scholarship. Their research was carried out in multiple sites, but the working environment most frequently encountered was that of the university or college campus, where most of the subjects were teaching as well as studying. The demands of the job and the research added another kind of conflict to the Ph.D. process conflict. As these students learned to "speak the language" of doctoral research, they were subject to the norms of the discipline while finding their own places and selves. (Contains 29 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand