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ERIC Number: EJ1114649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2327-3607
Disrupting the Able-Bodied Normativity of Shared Power in the Duoethnographic Process: A Critical, Disability Studies Lens
Nusbaum, Emily A.; Sitter, Kathleen C.
Critical Questions in Education, v7 n3 p306-317 Fall 2016
Duoethnography (DE) is a collaborative research method where two or more individuals explore similar and different meanings of a phenomenon, based on each of their life experiences (Norris, 2008). Created by Joe Norris and Rick Sawyer, the approach is informed by the narrative tradition of storytelling and builds on Pinar's concept of "currere." This paper will use one author's experience with a DE project as a "case," which provides a context for both authors to juxtapose their histories with DE. Our purpose is to uncover and disrupt many of the assumptions of able-bodied normativity within DE's methodological processes, as this has yet to be explored within the duoethnographic literature. More specifically, we will use a reflexive process about the tenets of duoethnography as identified above to better understand the role of power within co-researcher differences, and to also explore the challenge and personal risk of research methods that require relationship, care, trust, and vulnerability.
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Language: English
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