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Academic subjectivities as assemblages: Stories of Vietnamese women academics and doctoral students in Australian universities
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posted on 27.02.2020by THI THANH XUAN PHAM
This study explores the process of becoming academic through the stories of 14 Vietnamese women academics and doctoral students in Australian universities. It engages with and expands the literature on academic subjectivity by drawing on the Deleuzian concept of assemblage and its related concepts. Data were generated from 27 interviews with the women. The findings highlight that becoming academic is within arrangements that involve people, things, actions, feelings, words and ideas that are in constant relation to wider social dimensions. The findings offer complex social forces in shaping becoming academic and possibilities for creating new relations within academic spaces.