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ERIC Number: EJ816433
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-1745-7823
The Promise of Post-Structuralist Methodology: Ethnographic Representation of Education and Masculinity
Popoviciu, Liviu; Haywood, Chris; Mac an Ghaill, Mairtin
Ethnography and Education, v1 n3 p393-412 Sep 2006
The past decade has witnessed a remarkable explosion of knowledges across the academy, media and political discourse, generating a wide range of representations of men and masculinity. In this paper, we interrogate the failure for an accompanying understanding of the epistemological and methodological implications of the research process in this area of inquiry. More specifically, the paper is located within a particular arena: the schooling of masculinities. The first section critically explores how the ethnographic study, "The making of men" used identity politics as a methodological theme. The second section continues to draw upon this study by highlighting the emerging methodological tensions between identity politics and a politics of cultural difference. Finally, the third section builds upon this reflexive account, drawing upon our more recent work; it further explores the promise of post-structuralist methodology in relation to emerging paradigms for masculinity research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom