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The PhD journey

  1. 1. The Ph.D journey 1
  2. 2. Motivation 2
  3. 3. Rosy views of Social Media 3 http://www.flickr.com/photos/21394564@N04/5007899775
  4. 4. Narrative Inquiry 4
  5. 5. Pierre Bourdieu 5
  6. 6. Field • Fields as spaces of struggle have “their own rules, histories, star players, legends and lore” (Thomson, 2008, p.69) 6
  7. 7. Habitus “ (…) the habitus, a product of history, produces individual and collective practices – more history”. (Bourdieu, 1990a, p.54). “(…)as an acquired system of generative schemes, the habitus makes possible the free production of all the thoughts, perceptions and actions inherent in the particular conditions of its productions” (Bourdieu, 1990a, p. 55), 7
  8. 8. Capital • social capital (change and increase of network links and social bonds; interrelationship amongst individuals) • cultural capital exists in an embodied state (dispositions, principles and values); an objectified state (physical, cultural assets individuals acquire also within their family and social circles); and also in an institutionalised state (institutionalised recognition, often typified by educational qualifications) • Economic capital (epitomised mainly by financial wealth). • Symbolic capital (a form of prestige, reputation and distinction that is automatically translated into economic capital) 8
  9. 9. Symbolic Violence doxa 9
  10. 10. Social Theory as Method 10
  11. 11. The Participatory Web in the context of academic research: Landscapes of change and conflicts http://www.flickr.com/photos/blunight72/164070593/ 11
  12. 12. 12
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  15. 15. The habitus of digital Scholars 15
  16. 16. Modes of domination vs acts of resistance 16
  17. 17. Playing the game 17
  18. 18. What does it mean to: •Knowledge •Practice •Policy 18
  19. 19. Final reflections 19

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