Jetzt im Buchhandel erhältlich: A.-Chr. Engels-Schwarzpaul (Auckland University of Technology, Aotearoa, New Zealand) & Michael A. Peters (University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand) (Eds.): Of Other Thoughts: Non-Traditional Ways to the Doctorate. A Guidebook for Candidates and Supervisors. Sense Publishers. Darin enthalten ist ein kurzer Beitrag von Christian Wölfel (TU Dresden). Er steuert einen persönlichen Erfahrungsbericht zur Promotion im Design bei: Contributing to the Field of Design Research. A Brief Personal Wrap-Up (S.43–46).
Of Other Thoughts offers a path-breaking critique of the traditions underpinning doctoral research. Working against the grain of traditional research orthodoxies, graduate researchers (almost all from Indigenous, transnational, diasporic, coloured, queer and ethnic minorities) AND their supervisors offer insights into non-traditional and emergent modes of research—transcultural, post-colonial, trans-disciplinary and creative practice-led. Through case studies and contextualizing essays, Of Other Thoughts provides a unique guide to doctoral candidates and supervisors working with different modes of research. More radically, its questioning of traditional assumptions about the nature of the literature review, the genealogy of research practices, and the status and structuring of the thesis creates openings for alternative modes of researching. It gives our emerging researchers the courage to differ and challenges the University to take up its public role as critic and conscience of society.
—Barbara Bolt, University of Melbourne