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ERIC Number: EJ793157
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
On Academic Boredom
Baghdadchi, Amir
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v4 n3 p319-324 2005
The kind of boredom experienced in academia is unique. Neither a purely subjective nor objective phenomenon, it is the product of the way research is organized into papers, seminars, and conferences, as well as of a deep implicit metaphor that academic argument is a form of warfare. In this respect, the concepts of boredom and rigour are closely linked, since there is a kind of rigour in the Humanities that stresses the war metaphor, and structures scholarship defensively. This is opposed to a different kind of rigour that eschews the war metaphor altogether, and considers rigorousness in the light of a work's usefulness to its audience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United States