Section one section introduction [to Strategic uncertainties: ethics, politics and risk in contemporary educational research]

Danaher, Patrick Alan (2004) Section one section introduction [to Strategic uncertainties: ethics, politics and risk in contemporary educational research]. In: Strategic uncertainties: ethics, politics and risk in contemporary educational research. Post Pressed, Flaxton, Qld, pp. 9-10. ISBN 1 876682 72 8

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Abstract

It is hardly surprising that five of the book’s 14 chapters – more than one third of them – are concerned with engaging with the strategic uncertainties of researching language and literacies. This proportion reflects the centrality of language in meaning-making in all societies, as well as the multiple ways – implicit as well as explicit, covert as much as overt – in which literacies empower some individuals and groups and disenfranchise others. As the authors represented in this section of the book ably demonstrate, researching language and literacies is a strategically uncertain enterprise – or a ‘risky business’, as several of the authors in this book term it – imbued with ethical and political responsibilities and imbricated with risks connected directly with people’s life chances and lifeworlds.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Author retains copyright. Print copy held in USQ Library at call no. 370.72 Str.
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Patrick Danaher
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:55
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: educational research, ethics, language, literacies, politics, risk, strategic uncertainties
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2099 Other Language, Communication and Culture > 209999 Language, Communication and Culture not elsewhere classified
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160507 Environment Policy
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220107 Professional Ethics (incl. police and research ethics)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2001

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