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Troubling talk: assembling the PhD candidate

Mewburn, Inger


When PhD students complain it is assumed there are problems and that troubles talk is evidence of a 'sick' research candidature or culture. This paper argues that such a one-dimensional reading fails to attend closely to the academic identity work that is done when students talk together. Identity work has become a useful way of thinking about the nature of PhD study in the production of thesis texts, the development of PhD students as scholars and in the practices of everyday doctoral life....[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Studies in Continuing Education
DOI: 10.1080/0158037X.2011.585151


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