The PhD and me: A liminal space

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Stone, P. 2021. The PhD and me: A liminal space. in: Bainbridge, A., Formenti, L. and West, L. (ed.) Discourses, Dialogue and Diversity in Biographical Research: An Ecology of Life and Learning Brill Academic Publishers. pp. 203-216
AuthorsStone, P.
EditorsBainbridge, A., Formenti, L. and West, L.
Abstract

In this chapter, I share the experience of how undertaking feminist auto/biographical research, for a doctoral thesis, has had an impact, not only on my professional identity as an emerging researcher, but most importantly on my personal identity as an academic from working-class origins. It is wrongly assumed that doctoral writing is by and large a lonely enterprise; in reality it is a complex undertaking for both the student and the supervisor(s). Using Axel Honneth’s work on recognition as a framework to analyze my experiences within the academy I show how studying for a PhD, using auto-diegetic narrative, enabled me to enter a third space (Bhabha, 1994, p.28) to bring about transformation, not only at an intellectual and cognitive level, but at a spiritual and emotional level as well.

KeywordsUne miraculée; Auto/biography; Honneth; Social class; Third space
Page range203-216
Year2021
Book titleDiscourses, Dialogue and Diversity in Biographical Research: An Ecology of Life and Learning
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
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SeriesReearch on the Education and Learning of Adults, Volume: 10
ISBN978-90-04-46591-6
978-90-04-46590-9
978-90-04-46589-3
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Print03 Jun 2021
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Deposited29 Sep 2021
Official URLhttps://brill.com/view/title/60392
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