Fields of play: locating internet scholars as ‘players’ amongst other narratives of academic careers
Rall, DN 2007, 'Fields of play: locating internet scholars as ‘players’ amongst other narratives of academic careers' paper presented to Internet Research 8.0: Let’s Play, Vancouver, Canada, 17-20 October.
Life-necessities, opportunities and serendipities taken together evoke a ‘field of play’ for new academics as they consider careers in internet scholarship (Rall 2006). This presentation considers four pathways to internet scholarship in contrast to other types of academic narratives. The academic biographical narrative becomes a venue well suited to ‘messing about’ – and it is this type of exploration that is required for the future of internet scholarship.