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ERIC Number: EJ1162917
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
Resistance and Invention: Becoming Academic, Remaining Other
Brooks, Spirit; Franklin-Phipps, Asilia; Rath, Courtney
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v31 n2 p130-142 2018
In this paper, we take an unsanctioned academic network, a writing group, as a site of inquiry into both the broad given-ness of the norms of the neoliberal academy and our simultaneous compliance with and resistance to these norms. We choose to comply because we are invested in becoming academics; we continue to research and write for conferences and publication and to frame our scholarly work in terms of how it can be used on our CVs. We choose to resist by working collaboratively and towards remaining intelligible (both to ourselves and to those outside the academy) while becoming scholars. Here we put several concepts to work to think about the role of the writing group in our experiences as becoming-scholars, in particular "becoming-minoritarian," "schizoid subjectivities," "agential assemblage," and "institutional passing." Then, to think about how we (might) live through the process of becoming academic, we turn to the concept of survivance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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