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dc.contributor.authorEmerald, Elke
dc.contributor.authorCarpenter, Lorelei
dc.contributor.editorMark Vicars, Jon Austin
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-15T04:14:09Z
dc.date.available2018-11-15T04:14:09Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1443-9883
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/QRJ-12-2014-0067
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/108023
dc.description.abstractOur work has been to gather research-stories, that is, the stories of the researcher themselves. We gather stories that situate researchers in their social, political, personal and professional contexts to learn about being a researcher in a University at this particular historical moment. Our stories began with the naive question - 'What is it like to be a researcher in a University right now?' We asked this question of Julie White's 'disposable academics' (2012 p50); short term and casualised staff with insecure teaching or research contracts. We asked White's 'academic infantry' (p48); the mid-career researchers who have felt the labour intensification of recent times. We also asked senior academics, established professors with established research histories and the security (they hope) of a steady track record and a list of external grants. The answers were not simple. They were stories of the pragmatics of managing the new academic scene; maintaining a research passion despite the pressures of new managerialism's focus on certain forms of efficiency, external accountability and monitoring; resolving the apparent losses of autonomy, academic freedom, support, security and academic dignity. We heard emotional and vulnerable stories, stories of personal investment, and emotionally and physically risky and dangerous encounters. We learnt something of the complex business of negotiating personal and professional subjectivities.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherEmerald
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom178
dc.relation.ispartofpageto188
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalQualitative Research Journal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume15
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist studies in education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology of education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3904
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode390203
dc.titleResearching the Researcher: the heart and mind in sub-prime times
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.rights.copyright© 2015 Emerald. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
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gro.griffith.authorCarpenter, Lorelei
gro.griffith.authorEmerald, Elke


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