The ambivalent practices of reflexivity

Davies, Bronwyn, Browne, Jenny, Gannon, Susanne, Honan, Eileen, Laws, Cath, Mueller-Rockstroh, Babette and Petersen, Eva Bendix (2004) The ambivalent practices of reflexivity. Qualitative Inquiry, 10 3: 360-389. doi:10.1177/1077800403257638

Author Davies, Bronwyn
Browne, Jenny
Gannon, Susanne
Honan, Eileen
Laws, Cath
Mueller-Rockstroh, Babette
Petersen, Eva Bendix
Title The ambivalent practices of reflexivity
Journal name Qualitative Inquiry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1077-8004
Publication date 2004-06-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1077800403257638
Open Access Status
Volume 10
Issue 3
Start page 360
End page 389
Total pages 30
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, C
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Subject 330199 Education Studies not elsewhere classified
749905 Gender aspects of education
Abstract Reflexivity involves turning one's reflexive gaze oil discourse-turning language back on itself to see the Work it does in constituting the world. The subject/researcher sees simultaneously the object of her or his gaze and the means by which the object (which may include oneself as subject) is being constituted. The consciousness of self that reflexive writing sometimes entails may be seen to slip inadvertently into constituting the very (real) self that seems to contradict a focus on the constitutive power of discourse. This article explores this site of slippage and of ambivalence. In a collective biography oil the topic of reflexivity, the authors tell and write stories about reflexivity and in a doubled reflexive arc, examine themselves at work during the workshop. Examining their own memories and reflexive practices, they explore this place of slippage and provide theoretical and practical insight into what is going on in reflexive research and writing.
Keyword Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Collective Biography
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Education Publications
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