Coming unstuck: thinking otherwise about studying up

Priyadharshini, Esther ORCID: (2003) Coming unstuck: thinking otherwise about studying up. Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 34 (4). pp. 1-19. ISSN 1548-1492

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This article extends arguments that seek to account for the paucity of research on “studying up,” suggesting that to foster a more congenial climate in which such studies can he undertaken, received discourses in educational research that assume fixed/stable identities for researcher and subjects need to be rethought. I argue that poststructuralist perspectives help us “think otherwise” on matters of power and subjectivity in research. By allowing for an inquisitorial rather than an adversarial stance to studying the workings of power, such perspectives allow a different conceptualization of research that could ease the process of doing ethnographic research with the powerful and broaden the approaches currently available to studying up in educational research.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Critical Cultural Studies In Education
Depositing User: Vishal Gautam
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2003
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2023 12:30
DOI: 10.1525/aeq.2003.34.4.420

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