‘I don’t f***ing care!’ Marginalia and the (textual) negotiation of an academic identity by university students

  title={‘I don’t f***ing care!’ Marginalia and the (textual) negotiation of an academic identity by university students},
  author={Frederick Thomas Attenborough},
  journal={Discourse \& Communication},
  pages={121 - 99}
This article charts the ways in which students negotiate an academic identity whilst pursuing academic tasks that are publicly observable precisely as ‘academic tasks’ to their peers. Previous research into aspects of student interaction that take place within university tutorial sessions has suggested that different kinds of student identity come into conflict as students interact, face-to-face. Most notably, the imperative of ‘doing education’ — as a keen proto-academic seeking a good final… Expand
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