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Title: Explorations in knowing: thinking psychosocially about legitimacy
Authors: Chappell, A
Ernest, P
Ludhra, G
Mendick, H
Keywords: Epistemology;Ethics;Methodology;Psychosocial;Subjectivity
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2014, 22 (1), pp. 137 - 156
Abstract: In this paper, we look at what engaging with psychoanalysis, through psychosocial accounts of subjectivity, has contributed to our struggles for legitimacy and security within our ways of knowing. The psychosocial, with its insistence on the unconscious and the irrational, features as both a source of security and of insecurity. We use three examples drawn from our own empirical research to explore the entanglement of the researcher with the researched and how this can offer a re-imagined sense of legitimacy for our work. In elaborating our argument, we discuss our experiences of 'being captured' by data and participants, and of negotiating the ethics of analysing participants' accounts. © 2014 © 2014 The Author(s). Published by Pedagogy, Culture & Society.
Description: This article has been made available through the Brunel Open Access Publishing Fund.
ISSN: 1468-1366
Appears in Collections:Brunel OA Publishing Fund
Dept of Education Research Papers

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