Yoo, J. (2018). Exploring a timeless academic life. Qualitative Inquiry,25(2), 192-199. United States of America: SAGE Publications Ltd. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1177/1077800417745102
This article is constructed as a prolonged pause, triggered by the restless and sleepless anxiety caused by a frantic academic life. The author reflects on how her accelerated existence as a tenured academic is driven by a need to achieve, and questions whether this path will lead to fulfillment. This reflection embodies two views of time. “Academic-time” is presented as an instrumental, measured, performance-oriented approach that cultivates a sense of anxiety over limited time. The alternative, Slow time, is regarded as a richer, boundless, and limitless view of time that enables individuals to experience greater agency and purpose.
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