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TitleUnderstanding the PhD as a phase in time
Author(s)Araújo, Emília Rodrigues
KeywordsHeterotopy
Future
Phase
liminality
PhD experience
Issue date2005
PublisherSAGE
JournalTime and Society
Citation"Time & Society". ISSN 0961-463X. 14:2-3 (2005) 191-211.
Abstract(s)The purpose of this article is to offer a contribution to the analysis of the time spent on researching and preparing a PhD thesis and its conceptualization as a ‘phase’. Prior research on PhD experiences used time to explain the doctorate in terms of the different lengths of time involved when comparing different disciplines and scientific areas of study (Bourdieu, 1983; Atkinson, 2000). To date, the PhD has not been considered as a genuine time experience. I intend to do so by bearing in mind the insights provided by time sociology frameworks. Thus, in this article it is assumed that respondents’ understanding of their PhD time as ‘a phase’ translates a deep experience of liminality, in which they understand themselves on the one hand as belonging simultaneously to a ‘now’ and a ‘then’ and, on the other, as being located in a linear temporal structure. In the light of the findings, it is suggested that the phase may be viewed as a key concept for theorizing the temporality of PhD experience.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/4323
DOI10.1177/0961463X05055133
ISSN0961-463X
1461-7463
Publisher versionhttp://tas.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/14/2-3/191
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:CECS - Artigos em revistas internacionais / Articles in international journals
DS/CICS - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais/Articles in International Journals

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