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Academic Writing and Identity Constructions

Performativity, Space and Territory in Academic Workplaces

Editors: Thomas, Louise M., Reinertsen, Anne B. (Eds.)

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  • Uses writing to examine what it means to write as an academic and work in academia
  • Analyses responses to the shifting contexts university of universities
  • Theorizes multiple identity constructions of academic/writer/researcher
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This book presents multiple cultural and contextual takes on working performances of academic/writer/thinker, both inside and outside the academy. With worldwide, seismic shifts taking place in both the contexts and terrains of universities, and subsequently the altering of what it means to write as an academic and work in academia, the editors and contributors use writing to position and re-position themselves as academics, thinkers and researchers. Using as a point of departure universities and academic/writing work contexts shaped by the increasing dominance of commodification, measurement and performativity, this volume explores responses to these evolving, shifting contexts. In response to the growing global interest in writing as performance, this book breaks new ground by theorizing multiple identity constructions of academic/writer/researcher; considering the possibilities and challenges of engaging in academic writing work in ways that are authentic and sustainable. This reflective and interdisciplinary volume will resonate with students and scholars of academic writing, as well as all those working to reconcile different facets of identity.

About the authors

Louise Thomas is a consultant in Educational Leadership, and Honorary Fellow of the Australian Catholic University, Australia. Her research interests include identity constructions of teachers, leaders and researchers.
Anne Reinertsen is Professor in Education, Practical Knowledge and Philosophy at Queen Maud University College, Norway. Her research interests include philosophical and qualitative research, research methodologies and learning theories.

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“This book is a breath of writing-fresh-air. Written with freedom and courage, and curated with imagination and energy, the book’s contributors invite the reader to think and write otherwise. They conjure new possibilities for writing as they consider its place within, beyond, and in resistance to, the academy. At once lyrical and political, theoretical and raw, this gorgeous collection is a welcome, urgent, vital intervention.” (Professor Jonathan Wyatt, University of Edinburgh, UK)

“This book fulfills a much needed gap in research about the complexity of academic identity construction. By exploring the notions of writing as performance, different perspectives come to light to show the ever changing landscapes academics navigate as they move between multiple roles and shifting contexts.” (Professor Susanne Garvis, University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Stepping into the Flow… Lif/ve De-comforting Academic Writing: Smooth and Striated Spaces for Being Becoming Performances

    Pages 1-11

    Reinertsen, Anne B. (et al.)

  • Territories and Categories of Academic Writer: Possibilizing Through the Act/Art of Writing

    Pages 13-29

    Thomas, Louise M.

  • The End of Criticism Producing Unconscious: Non-personal Activist Academic Writing

    Pages 31-54

    Reinertsen, Anne B.

  • Editing Academic Writing: Productive Erosion and Corrosive Processes

    Pages 55-74

    McArdle, Felicity

  • Being Ourselves, Naming Ourselves, Writing Ourselves: Indigenous Australian Women Disrupting What It Is to Be Academic Within the Academy

    Pages 75-96

    Fredericks, Bronwyn (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-01674-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-01673-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Academic Writing and Identity Constructions
Book Subtitle
Performativity, Space and Territory in Academic Workplaces
Editors
  • Louise M. Thomas
  • Anne B. Reinertsen
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01674-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01674-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-01673-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 209
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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