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ERIC Number: EJ1029749
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1366
Explorations in Knowing: Thinking Psychosocially about Legitimacy
Chappell, Anne; Ernest, Paul; Ludhra, Geeta; Mendick, Heather
Pedagogy, Culture and Society, v22 n1 p137-156 2014
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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