Exploring Postgraduate Academic Writing Practices and Identities.

Amanda, French (2015) Exploring Postgraduate Academic Writing Practices and Identities. In: Post/graduate Writing Pedagogies and Research Literacies in the 21stCentury. Brill Publishing, Amsterdam:Holland. ISBN 9789004304338

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Abstract

This chapter explores how in my postgraduate qualitative research into academic writing I sought to challenge and resist dominant discourses used in the academy to validate and legitimate academic post-graduate writing practices using an alternative post-qualitative approach to research. This post-qualitative approach draws on the ‘posts’ (St. Pierre, 2013); that is, post-structuralism, postmodernism, post-colonialism, post-feminism, post-revolutionary, post-emancipatory forms of enquiry. Using this approach helped me to speak in new ways about my research identity and focus, as well as critiquing my own doctoral academic writing practices.
Aspects of my academic writing and postgraduate research practices are discussed throughout the chapter to illustrate how a post-qualitative approach can work in pedagogic and research literacy terms. For example, I use autoethnography that highlights the tensions inherent in the relationship between my subjectivity as a researcher, and my participants’ researched subjectivities (Ellis & Bochner, 2000). In addition, my treatment of participant accounts offers some insights into alternative conceptualisations of postgraduate academic writing practices that the research threw up.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: post-graduate supervision post-graduate identities academic writing
Subjects: X300 Academic studies in Education
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Study of Practice and Culture in Education (C-SPACE) > Re-thinking Practitioner Education and Professional Practice
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Education and Social Work
Depositing User: Amanda French
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2019 10:10
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2019 08:41
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6876

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