Discourse, Power, and Resistance Down Under

Discourse, Power, and Resistance Down Under

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This edited collection is an eclectic and provocative volume taken from presentations that reflect the scholarship of the inaugural AQR/ DPR Down Under conference that was held in Cairns in 2011 in Australia. This was a ground-breaking conference that brought together scholars, researchers and practitioners from across Australia, UK, Japan, Italy, Finland, New Zealand, Luxembourg, South Africa, Vietnam, Malaysia, Tanzania and Mexico. The theme of the conference represented at the conference and in this volume was that of: Politicizing Qualitative Research. Delegates presented papers that sought to challenge research practices that too often can delegitimize Other ways of knowing. Confronting, disrupting and resisting the epistemological a€˜common sensea€™ way of doing research within the academy can be a risky business and is often a fraught and contested endeavor. However, as the papers in this volume illustrate, contestation promises opportunities for re-perceiving, re-interpreting, and productively disrupting the orthodoxies of disciplinarity. a€“ a€˜Many thanks to Ignacio Rojas whose patient assistance and expertise as an artist in designing the cover proved invaluable in bringing this book to print.a€™When I decided to get teaching qualifications, I tentatively started with the Cambridge CELTA.i After this short course, I knew I wanted to be an ... In the period of my PhD candidature from 2008 to 2010, I worked as a Research Assistant in five research projects. ... Research Assistants are what Reay (2000, 2004) describes as a#39;contract researchersa#39; a€” that is, the manual labourers in the research team whoanbsp;...

Title:Discourse, Power, and Resistance Down Under
Author:Mark Vicars, Tarquam McKenna, Julie White
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-10-26


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