By Kimine Mayuzumi
I decided to share a video clip of the webinar that Soko Starobin and I co-hosted a few weeks ago. The title was “how can busy academics slow down without guilt?”
In the clip (Youtube video) below, I show you the part that interrogates our feelings of guilt and shame, which oftentimes keep us from stopping or slowing down. Where are the feelings coming from? I draw a diagram to show a possible answer to the question by connecting the feelings with the normalized concepts of time, body and being productive that apply to academia as well.
There are tons of scholarly work on “time” out there. And my video is a simplified version. But here are some resources you can take a look if you are interested:
Alhadeff-Jones, M. (2017). Time and the rhythms of emancipatory education: Rethinking the temporal complexity of self and society. New York, NY: Routledge.
Rappleye, J. and H. Komatsu (2016). Living on borrowed time: Rethinking temporality, self, nihilism, and schooling. Comparative Education. 1-25.
Shahjahan, R. (2015). Being lazy and slowing down: Toward decolonizing time, our body, and pedagogy. Educational Philosophy and Theory. 47 (5) 488-501.
Vostal, F. (2015). Academic life in the fast lane: The experience of time and speed in British academia. Time and Society. 24 (1) 71-95.
Ylijoki, O-H. (2014). A temporal approach to higher education research. In Theory and Method in Higher Education Research II. Published online: 22Dec 2014; 141-160.