ERIC Number: EJ835642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
Theoretical Borderlands: Using Multiple Theoretical Perspectives to Challenge Inequitable Power Structures in Student Development Theory
Abes, Elisa S.
Journal of College Student Development, v50 n2 p141-156 Mar-Apr 2009
This article is an exploration of possibilities and methodological considerations for using multiple theoretical perspectives in research that challenges inequitable power structures in student development theory. Specifically, I explore methodological considerations when partnering queer theory and constructivism in research on lesbian identity development. Considerations include the dilemma of partnering contradictory theoretical perspectives; the politics of representation; and the personal and professional implications for researchers who partner theoretical perspectives.
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Homosexuality, Student Development, Power Structure, Politics, Research Methodology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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