Disrupting the label: a 4D research method for re-constituting 'the other' and 'othered' through theory, narrative, metaphor and constructive conversation

Findlay, Yvonne S. and Jones, Janice K. (2013) Disrupting the label: a 4D research method for re-constituting 'the other' and 'othered' through theory, narrative, metaphor and constructive conversation. In: Annual International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education 2013 (AARE 2013): Shaping Australian Educational Research, 1-5 Dec 2013, Adelaide, Australia .

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Abstract

Life-stories explore who we are; how others view us; and allow critical analysis of labeling and othering as mechanisms of power and dehumanisation. The researchers have developed a method for mining narratives. This 4 Dimensional approach engages agency theory; autobiographical narrative; metaphor and symbol; and constructive conversations.

This methodology sympathetically explores Van Manen's concept of 'lived experience' allowing a deepening of our understanding of phenomenological inquiry through the development of what we consider to be a new method for narrative deconstruction and re-construction. The presentation responds to the theme through its critical analysis of the ways in which we relate to each other through narrative, conversation, symbol and image. It considers the negative impact upon human relationships of labeling: the 'othering' of those whom we do not fully understand, are reluctant to know and who do not fit neatly into our construct of the world.


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Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2013 AARE. http://www.aare.edu.au/publications-database.php/7965/disrupting-the-label-a-4d-research-method-for-re-constituting-the-other-and-othered-through-theory-n The presentation also included a short movie, which is not included on this record.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2014 09:00
Last Modified: 22 May 2017 05:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: teacher identity; narrative inquiry; writing as research; labelling, phenomenology; power and control; auto-ethnography; professional convesations
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24576

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