Sex Of Place: Mediated Intimacy And Tourism Imaginaries

Sex Of Place: Mediated Intimacy And Tourism Imaginaries

Because reading can be so difficult for me, sometimes I’ll use excuses not to read at all, such as “I don’t want to look at any of these papers right now”. With the Kindle I can’t use that excuse, because it’s full of papers and books on different topics, so there’s more of a choice about what to read. I’m more likely to finish reading something at one sitting because it’s the only thing in front of me . As a doctoral candidate currently working on my dissertation, I’ve seen many cases where students “fell behind” or left their programs for various reasons. I also have an interest in this issue because the topic of my research is the university itself, and how it’s governed. The PhD model, in Canada and elsewhere, has traditionally been an “elite” one.

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All the issues listed above are key themes concerning higher education, and universities more specifically. Because of their importance, I think the discussion needs to be made broader and deeper, and also more nuanced. There is still a major role for the media in shaping public debates over political issues, and universities can be deeply affected by this. The more the public has a concern with higher education and its institutions, the more the stakes are raised for institutions in helping to frame the great debate about our academic future. I’ve combined both sides of this argument and placed them at the top of my list, because I want to make the connection between the recession, the expansion of postsecondary enrollment, increases in tuition and the emphasis on economic “value” derived from education. This line of argument also tends to invoke the need for measurements of institutional “quality” and job market viability.

We need to normalise the idea that supervisors should be helping their students actively cultivate professional relationships with other scholars and with people working in sectors other than higher education. While that might sound like common sense, it’s still counterintuitive in departments or fields where the supervisor is assumed to be a student’s primary guide career-wise . Directly related to #6, this is a parallel to a point from Tom Bennett’s post. We hear that universities don’t contribute enough to the economy in the form of “innovation”. They don’t produce enough human capital to fuel the knowledge economy, the right number of graduates in the right fields for the moment ; and in general, university education doesn’t prepare grads for the job market, for academic careers, or for the “real world”.

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Gupta’s quoted comments—restricted by the NDAs that had been signed—were equally unhelpful, referring back to the university’s statement. Montalbano appears completely unfazed, stating “I don’t believe we will miss a beat”. If there’s a lesson to be learned from the recent events at UBC, it’s that silence can say more than words, whether you’re withholding information or telling someone else to keep quiet.

Lorde’s work shows “how structural inequalities are deflected by being made the responsibility of individuals,” and we can see this pattern also in current discourses about workplace stress and mental health. No amount of tending to the self can adequately compensate for the broader lack of access to mental health resources for those who need them, or indeed for the effects of discrimination and economic inequality on people’s health. There’s also a conflict between needing to finish Just Cougars the PhD, and needing to bulk up one’s resume in order to compete in the academic job market where positions are scarce compared to the number of PhD graduates seeking work. Building a professional profile is crucial for future researchers and academics. In this sense, not all “distractions” are unhelpful; it’s been my experience that writing a blog, which, yes, takes time away from my dissertation, tends to connect me to current debates in the field and to enrich the work I’m doing.

It’s based on the idea that very few people will go to graduate school, and that those who do will have plenty of preparation and support for it. This is why it’s important that we acknowledge care as work, which is a fundamental element of relationships and organizations, yet exists outside the “value” that matters in a market. The issue with care work, for the self and others, is not that it needs to be doneat allbut more that some people are expected to do it or compelled to do it—while others can take it for granted that the work will be done for them . This is also why each of us needs to think through our unique position in relation to these institutions, their histories and their current priorities.

Never mind; higher enrollments are the answer, even if that means more students have to go into debt. The problem here is that a degree itself has never been the only thing affecting one’s chances of finding a job. Market scarcity, privilege, individual capacities, and social and economic capital operate among other factors. The oft-cited correlation between higher education and employability doesn’t necessarily imply direct causality. Any discussion of PhD “overproduction” needs to take into account the important question of the purpose of the PhD.

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When different groups cannot agree on this purpose, at least in terms coherent enough that they can produce policies and programs that align, then doctoral students are the ones who lose out. The key here is that PhD “production” growth has no practical connection to the demand for tenure-track faculty, and it seems likely that it never did. The one time when this may have been the case was the period of rapid massification in the 1960s and early 1970s, and by the time Canadian doctoral programs caught up, demand had dropped again. The wave of upcoming retirements is a myth and PhD numbers have little to do with the academic job market anyway. Completing a PhD requires focus, above all else; it’s a long but narrow track, and there are plenty of ways a student can get derailed.

The consequences are even worse for students from marginalised groups who find themselves either enduring abuse and exploitation, or locked out entirely; and who may find their mentors are not as “radical” as they seemed at a distance. We can’t fool ourselves into thinking that job-market information will trump the culture of denial that persists in many doctoral programs . When such a disconnect has persisted for so long, there’s a reason the myth’s been sustained. The “Wave of Retirements” story is only accepted as true because it is repeated over time without any reference to reality, and it’s repeated not just by students but by faculty from whom students seek advice. More importantly, the culture supports this story because we’re seeking ways to justify our efforts, given that primarily one kind of “success” is recognised in academe.

Using Goffman’s dramaturgical theory, this study aims to identify the way Malaysian women represent themselves, by depicting and managing their virtual identities through Facebook while exploring the way they construct their identities and realize their online presence. A convenience sampling survey was used to collect data through Facebook. A total of 133 female students from a Malaysian university were involved in the study on their self-representations ; highlighting the way they presented their identities online and suggesting whether their offline influenced the virtual identities.

I’ve found ePubs very effective in the classroom as well and use the format in addition to PDF for my study guides. The topic of her dissertation is Canadian post-secondary education policy and its effects on the institutional environment in universities. The more time passes, the more opportunity there is for students to go off-track and thus further extend their time in grad school. In Canada, this is not difficult because the early stages of the PhD, consisting of coursework and comprehensive exams, can take up to 3 years; only once the “comps” have been passed can the candidate begin dissertation research. In the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand, PhD students begin their research immediately, and completion time is closer to 3 or 4 years.