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The Ph.D. Trap Revisited

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When The Ph.D. Trap was first published in 1987, it hit academe like a bombshell. Wilfred Cude dared to pull back the veil of graduate school life to expose the harsh realities of modern advanced study. Using statistics, academic history, and diverse intellectual traditions, Cude revealed the Ph.D. program in most disciplines to be savage, mechanical, and cruel - an exploi ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Dundurn (first published January 1st 2000)
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Aug 07, 2012 Mark added it
Essential reading for anyone considering doctoral studies, now more than ever. This is not to say the book's wholly persuasive, but it diagnoses some important ills of academic traditions and labour norms.
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