Constructing and deconstructing binaries in education research

Mander, Alison and Danaher, Patrick Alan ORCID: and Tyler, Mark A. and Midgley, Warren (2011) Constructing and deconstructing binaries in education research. In: Beyond binaries in education research. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), New York, NY. USA, pp. 1-12. ISBN 978-0-415-88512-6


This chapter interrogates the concept of the binary – a representation based on an either/or logic – in relation to contemporary education research. Discussion focuses on multiple definitions and conceptualizations of binaries and diverse examples of their role in constructing educational experiences and outcomes. That diversity is matched by heterogeneous positions about what deconstructing and moving beyond binaries might entail. From this discussion the authors elicit a list of questions that helps to frame the succeeding chapters’ constructions and deconstructions of binaries and to highlight their contributions to helping to move beyond those binaries.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
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Additional Information: Chapter 1. Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2011 23:35
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2017 01:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: binaries; education research
Fields of Research (2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220107 Professional Ethics (incl. police and research ethics)
Fields of Research (2020): 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5201 Applied and developmental psychology > 520102 Educational psychology
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390499 Specialist studies in education not elsewhere classified
50 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 5001 Applied ethics > 500107 Professional ethics
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education

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