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3C Empresa     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
A contrario     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Abordajes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Academicus International Scientific Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
ACCORD Occasional Paper     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Accountability in Research: Policies and Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Acta Scientiarum. Human and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Philologica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Adıyaman Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 150)
Administrative Theory & Praxis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Adultspan Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Advances in Appreciative Inquiry     Hybrid Journal  
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
África     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Africa Spectrum     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60)
African Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
African Research Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
African Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Ágora : revista de divulgação científica     Open Access  
Akademik İncelemeler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Al-Mabsut : Jurnal Studi Islam dan Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alliage     Free  
Alteridade     Open Access  
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
ANALES de la Universidad Central del Ecuador     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anales de la Universidad de Chile     Open Access  
Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Andamios. Revista de Investigacion Social     Open Access  
Anemon Muş Alparslan Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Annals of Humanities and Development Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Annuaire de l’EHESS     Open Access  
Anthropocene Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Anthurium : A Caribbean Studies Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Approches inductives : Travail intellectuel et construction des connaissances     Full-text available via subscription  
Apuntes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Apuntes de Investigación del CECYP     Open Access  
Arbor     Open Access  
Argomenti. Rivista di economia, cultura e ricerca sociale     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Argumentos. Revista de crítica social     Open Access  
Around the Globe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Arquivos do CMD : Cultura, Memória e Desenvolvimento     Open Access  
Articulo - Journal of Urban Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Asian Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Astrolabio     Open Access  
Atatürk Dergisi     Open Access  
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Aboriginal Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Balkan Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BARATARIA. Revista Castellano-Manchega de Ciencias sociales     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences     Open Access  
Berkeley Undergraduate Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Big Data & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Bildhaan : An International Journal of Somali Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BMC Medical Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Bodhi : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Body Image     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
BOGA : Basque Studies Consortium Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Brain and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin de l’Institut Français d’Études Andines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Caderno CRH     Open Access  
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
California Journal of Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caminho Aberto : Revista de Extensão do IFSC     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Catalan Social Sciences Review     Open Access  
Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Catholic Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
CBU International Conference Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Challenges     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
China Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access  
Ciencia y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia, Cultura y Sociedad     Open Access  
Ciencias Holguin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciências Sociais Unisinos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciencias Sociales y Educación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CienciaUAT     Open Access  
Citizen Science : Theory and Practice     Open Access  
Citizenship Teaching & Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Ciudad Paz-ando     Open Access  
Civilizar Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Civitas - Revista de Ciências Sociais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CLIO América     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cogent Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Colección Académica de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Compendium     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Comuni@cción     Open Access  
Comunitania : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Confluenze Rivista di Studi Iberoamericani     Open Access  
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Contribuciones desde Coatepec     Open Access  
Convergencia     Open Access  
Corporate Reputation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
CRDCN Research Highlight / RCCDR en évidence     Open Access  
Creative and Knowledge Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Creative Approaches to Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Critical Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Critical Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CTheory     Open Access  
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales - Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos Interculturales     Open Access  
Cultural Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Cultural Trends     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Culturales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Culturas. Revista de Gestión Cultural     Open Access  
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access  
Culture Scope     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
De Prácticas y Discursos. Cuadernos de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Demographic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Derecho y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desacatos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desafios     Open Access  
Desenvolvimento em Questão     Open Access  
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Diálogo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
DIFI Family Research and Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Discourse & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Distinktion : Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Drustvena istrazivanja     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
e-Gnosis     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
E-Journal of Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Économie et Solidarités     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Education, Business and Society : Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues     Hybrid Journal  
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Electronic Journal of Radical Organisation Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Empiria. Revista de metodología de ciencias sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Encuentros Multidisciplinares     Open Access  
Enseñanza de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Entramado     Open Access  
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Equidad y Desarrollo     Open Access  
Espace populations sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
EspacesTemps.net     Open Access  
Estudios Avanzados     Open Access  
Estudios Fronterizos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access  
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Ethnic and Racial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Ethnobotany Research & Applications : a journal of plants, people and applied research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eureka Street     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
European Journal of Futures Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
European View     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Exchanges : the Warwick Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ExT : Revista de Extensión de la UNC     Open Access  
Families, Relationships and Societies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Family Matters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)

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  • Volume 4 Issue 1 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Vicars, Mark
      PubDate: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 12:14:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 4 Issue 1 - Athena: Mentor, Myth and Metaphor
    • Abstract: Lippi, Julian Fulvius; Cherry, Nita Lilian
      We explore the insight metaphor brings to understanding a phenomenon that has defied description and explanation, although part of human experience for millennia and subject to scholarly debate for decades. That debate has been largely replaced with pragmatic discussion of techniques for mentoring (and its cousin coaching), thus over-simplifying something as intriguing for its unintended consequences as for those intended. After examining personal accounts of mentoring we invoked the metaphor of Athena: elusive, often in disguise, but timely and powerful in impact; and Jung's (1996) concept of transformative shifts (metanoia) in the development of personal and professional self, suggesting such shifts begin at unconscious levels of 'being'(Higgs & Titchen, 2001), but eventually influence overt 'doing' and 'knowing'.

      PubDate: Tue, 31 May 2011 11:14:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 4 Issue 1 - Ethics Review: A Student's Tale
    • Abstract: Downs, Yvonne
      Fusing emotion and cognition and my lives in and outside the academy, I tell the tale of my first encounter with ethics review. This is memory work, re-crafting scraps of writing I did over the course of almost two years to weave a story that recreates the context in which I sought answers to questions around research ethics. My focus is on how these circumstances created conflict with a model of ethical conduct enshrined in a formalised ethics review process which, I contend, undermined my ethical intentions. I conclude by arguing for a move away from a standardised view of ethics within a politicised audit culture and towards the integration of ethics with human action and conceptions of 'the good'.

      PubDate: Tue, 31 May 2011 11:14:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 4 Issue 1 - An Experienced Academic Becomes Participant in a
           Training Course
    • Abstract: Benozzo, Angelo
      In this paper I explore my emotional involvement in a Train the Trainer Course (TTC) for adult education I attended in 2010. Within this learning experience I was a participant involved simultaneously in observing my participation. My aim is to explore the emotional life of 'an academic going back to school'. In the first part of this paper I will present my background and the TTC context and then I will describe autoethnography as a research method. In the second part I will consider some autoethnographic vignettes written during the course; I use a reflexive narrative to comment on my emotional and learning experience. At the end I focus on my emotional narratives, my learning during the TTC and on the connection between learning and emotions.

      PubDate: Tue, 31 May 2011 11:14:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 4 Issue 1 - Bringing My Creative Self to the Fore: Accounts of a
           Reflexive Research Endeavour
    • Abstract: Reis, Arianne C
      This 'writing-story' explores how reflexive and embedded methodologies may be conducive to the adoption of creative forms of expressing knowledge gained through research experiences. A sample of my attempt to break some of the traditional boundaries of the academic prose is provided: firstly, through the discussion of the centrality of reflexivity to the development of my attempt to provide an intersubjective narrative of my study; secondly, by showing the style of narrative I chose to use in my research reporting, one which involved the use of photographs to create ambience and stimulate the readers' engagement with the context of my research.

      PubDate: Tue, 31 May 2011 11:14:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 3 Issue 2 - Knowledge, Managed Professionals and Apartheid in the
           Academy
    • Abstract: White, Julie
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Dec 2010 09:34:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 3 Issue 2 - Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose
    • Abstract: Fournillier, Janice B
      In this autoethnographic piece, I explore my writing events and activities that bring me to an even greater realisation that, Plus a change, plus c'est la meme chose (The more things change the more they remain the same). It pushes me to tell mystory as an Afro Caribbean scholar who chooses to reside and work in the USA. I reflect on and reinterpret my writings using a dialogic/performance analysis. One major outcome is a consciousness, an awakening, and recognition that social plantation systems continue to exist in the geographic spaces - Trinidad and Tobago and the United states - that I embody. It is a painful experience, but I can transcend the isolation and use the networks available on the plantation as resources. I can find venues in which I can resist, write, speak about, and write back using cultural tools, conceptual frames, and literary devices that resonate with me as an Afro Caribbean scholar.

      PubDate: Fri, 22 Oct 2010 10:25:54 GMT
       
  • Volume 3 Issue 2 - Wolves in Sheep's Clothing or Sheep in Wolf's
           Clothing': Scenes of a Dialogue
    • Abstract: Sermijn, Jasmina; Loots, Gerrit; Devlieger, Patrick
      Wolves in Sheep's Clothing or Sheep in Wolf's Clothing' was developed from narratives collected through interviews, mail conversations and field notes. The text is written as an ethnodrama (Saldana, 2005) that consists of dramatised, significant selections of the dialogue between researcher and participant, accompanied with their inner monologues and the abstract, theoretical voice of a supervisor. The dialogue reflects a scene of the 'closing conversation' where the researcher explicitly announces that she has to end the weekly conversations in order to start a new phase in the research project. While the dialogue shows how researcher and participant interact, exchange thoughts and confront interpersonal conflicts, the inner monologues allow the audience to glance at that which is not explicitly being said during the conversation. The addition of a theoretical voice provides the audience with a contextual frame of the research project together with supplemental reflections and critical questions on issues that occur in the dialogue. Here questions arise about authorship and ownership, the possibility or non-possibility of equality in a research relationship, the difficulty in defining a relationship that is both professional and intimate, about friendship, love and falsehood, about intense relational and identity work. By writing the text as a piece of ethnodrama, the primacy of experience is privileged and a 'performance-sensitive way of knowing' (Conquergood, 1998, p. 26) is evoked. It is a way of knowing which insists on immediacy and involvement and which incites to reflect on the presented themes and conflicts from the point of view of emotional attachment rather than from an analytic distance of detachment.

      PubDate: Fri, 22 Oct 2010 10:25:54 GMT
       
  • Volume 3 Issue 2 - These Tensioned Places of Teaching: Life Writing in
           Precarious Cosmopolitan Times
    • Abstract: Hasebe-Ludt, Erika; Sinner, Anita; Leggo, Carl; Pletz, Janet; Simoongwe, Favour; Wilson, Lori
      This article features the creative collaborative research of university researchers and practicing teachers who are engaged in an ongoing inquiry concerned with rewriting literacy and pedagogy in Canadian cosmopolitan educational contexts. Individual life writing texts are juxtaposed to create print-based and digital stories that embody and resonate with narrative and poetic expressions of pedagogical experiences of living and teaching in tensioned and often precarious places and times. In this research, the authors strive to create dialogues between and across different educational sites and discourses about issues of identity, language and literacy, and the teaching life, with the aim to become more knowledgeable and more empathetic about each other's words and worlds.

      PubDate: Fri, 22 Oct 2010 10:25:54 GMT
       
  • Volume 3 Issue 2 - Walking the Lines: Art, Research, and Unknowing
    • Abstract: Tamas, Sophie Elizabeth
      This piece of reader's theatre opens up a conversation about how we create knowledge and change in arts-based research. Our attempts to know and help may need to be rethought, particularly when we write into fields of trauma. The methodological, epistemological, and ethical underpinnings of current practices are troubled, as well as the limits of reflexivity and the notion of 'the talking cure'. David Mamet's discussion of the nature and purpose of drama frames this performative exploration of the promise and limits of arts-based research, and the generative potential of tragedy as a post-modern way to produce knowledge about unspeakable losses.

      PubDate: Fri, 22 Oct 2010 10:25:54 GMT
       
  • Volume 3 Issue 1 - Artists, Art and Artefacts: Boundary Crossings, Art and
           Anthropology
    • Abstract: Pahl, Kate; Comerford Boyes, Lou; Genever, Kate; Pool, Steve
      This article attempts to present an understanding of the relationship between contemporary arts practitioners and academics through a description of a project that involved both artists and academics. It explores what the boundary crossings were in the process of doing the project, and tries to articulate what each, the artists and the academics, gained from the process of doing the project. It shows how this kind of work can both inform arts practice and also provide a new lens for academics to use in their work. It draws on a body of work that is developing around the field of contemporary arts practice and anthropology. It concludes by documenting the strengths of this way of working in terms of how each is able to inform the other's practice.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 3 Issue 1 - How to Swarm: Researching Sounds of Football's Play
    • Abstract: Trail, Margaret Meran
      This article considers how discussion of football sound is missing from critical discourse and proposes ways to research it, in order to admit it. In the article I attempt to communicate both by explanation and by deploying particular, absorbing properties of anecdote, conjecture and playfulness. Absorption, in reading, sounding and play, is of particular concern to this article and I aim to involve my reader in this, as much as elaborating ideas. I am concerned to find ways to understand that which has been poorly served-cannot be conveyed-by explanation alone, but must be felt in relation to forces of play in order to yield (to understanding). This paper aims to open more playing-space, the better to wrest more understanding.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 3 Issue 1 - The Teacher Monologues: An A/r/tographical Exploration
    • Abstract: Carter, Mindy Roberta
      Arts-based research is increasingly seen not only as a plausible way for approaching one's research and work, but as an essential one. It provides a way for the researcher to connect with their intended audiences, other interested researchers and their own 'multiple selves'. A/r/tographical inquiry and research-based theatre are two of the specific methodologies within arts-based research that are expanding the borders of what is considered to be educational research. These forms of inquiry help one to develop imaginative, creative and emotional ways of approaching the curriculum. This article began by attempting to explore how the creation (writing, editing and compiling) of 'The Teacher Monologues' as an example of a reflective practice could be articulated as theatre-based research and as a/r/tographical inquiry. It attempts to actively engage with Philip Taylor's (1996) suggestion to push drama education beyond the traditional scientific criteria for research in order to explore metaphysical and theological possibilities. In this article this is considered by exploring the nous and esprit in relation to a/r/tographical inquiry. As an entry point into this theoretical investigation, 'The Teacher Monologues', a series of monologues that have been written by the author and other teachers (on the topic of their teaching practices and experiences), were written, performed and then engaged with. Very few instructions were provided for what was/was not acceptable as content for these monologues. Rather, the freedom to explore any topic that arose from one's teaching practice (K-12, university, art teacher etc.) was deemed appropriate. Monologue writing offers the teaching practitioner a way to engage in a reflective, narrative autobiographical practice for a variety of personal and professional reasons. Privileging the 'messiness', 'fun' and 'unexpected' inherent when one combines art, research and writing was not only part of the process involved in the writing of this piece but is the focus of the article.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 3 Issue 1 - 'What Body Part Do I Need to Sell'': Poetic
           Re-presentations of Experiences of Poverty and Fear from Low-income
           Australians Receiving Welfare Benefits
    • Abstract: Connelly, Kate
      Following the work of Laurel Richardson, narratives from conversations with low-income Australians are re-presented in poetical form. It is argued that this form of re-presentation more closely resembles the teller's intent compared to other forms of narrative analysis, through the use of specific poetical devices that capture the emotional experience of the story. Narrative poetry thus enables readers to experience the teller's intent on a more visceral level, potentially encouraging greater engagement and action on the reader's behalf. Qualitative researchers require a variety of interpretive tools to suit their research intentions, and poetic re-presentation is shown to be useful if the intention is to more closely understand the lived experience of individuals living on the margins.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 3 Issue 1 - Project Skive: Can a Multimedia Art Exhibit Function as
           an Ethnography of Workplace Resistance'
    • Abstract: Schoneboom, Abigail
      Project Skive is an interactive website that premiered in June-July 2008 as an office cubicle installation in a curated art exhibit on work-life balance. Reflecting on the process of collecting and displaying data via a medium that is itself a creatively constructed and 'performed' piece of media art, this article critically evaluates Project Skive with reference to Willis and Trondman's 'Manifesto For Ethnography' (2000) and studies that have attempted to define virtual ethnographic methodology. In addition, the article draws on the notion of performative sociology, drawing on measures such as relational aesthetics, which have been proposed as a means of evaluating academic excellence in the social sciences.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 3 Issue 1 - Authoring the Self: Scholarly Identity in Performative
           Times
    • Abstract: White, Julie
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 2 Issue 2 - Learning, Teaching, and Researching through Poetry: A
           Shared Journey
    • Abstract: Day, Liz; Guiney Yallop, John J
      This article describes how a nurse educator teaching in Great Britain facilitated the learning of her students when she used a poem written by a teacher educator from Canada whose research for his doctoral dissertation was a poetic inquiry. The writing of this article itself became a research project as the authors discovered, throughout the process, new understandings of what poetic inquiry is capable of. While considered new in some areas, poetic inquiry has a rich history. Monica Prendergast (2007) prepared an annotated bibliography of over 200 peer-reviewed studies that use forms of poetic inquiry. Both writers of this article have found that by trying to connect the past to the present through poetry, new understandings of self can develop that influence personal, professional, and academic perspectives. The cyber interviewer who poses many of the questions throughout this piece is borrowed, with gratitude, from Mary Gergen and Kip Jones (2008).

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 2 Issue 2 - Pain Is Red, Hope Is Yellow: An Autoethnographic Story
           of Living with Chronic Pain in Two Voices
    • Abstract: Scott-Hoy, Karen Mary
      Chronic pain affects many people in our society. Pain clinics teach people how to deal with their pain and cope with daily tasks. However, as this arts-based autoethnographic story shows, pain permeates the life of the person, impacting on the way others perceive and interact with them, and even challenges their concept of self. The oil painting, Pain is Red, Hope is Yellow is accompanied by an autoethnographic story presented in two voices. This story takes the audience into intimate places, as a husband and wife reflect on the impact chronic pain has on their relationship. It was first performed at the 8th Qualitative Health Research conference in Banff, Canada, in 2002.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 2 Issue 2 - On Speaking Terms with Elder Brother: A Narrative
           Approach to Intercultural Research and Teaching
    • Abstract: Hay, Trevor; Wang, Yongyang
      This article was stimulated by an opportunity to introduce the authors' intercultural research - to 'narrate' it - for an international conference and respond to the open-ended and highly creative theme of 'speaking cross-culturally'. We have tried to address this topic in the spirit intended, both as a creative application of narrative theory and as a form of narrative in itself - a genre of 'crosscultural speaking' exemplifying many discourses, from traditional storytelling to social semiotics and research writing. Our focus is on the potential of literature for 'intercultural' teaching of Chinese language and culture to senior secondary and tertiary students of diverse backgrounds in Australia. We begin by discussing literature in English about China and proceed to the implications for diagnostic research in intercultural pedagogy.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 2 Issue 2 - My Vibrant Voice Story: Fictocritical Fragments in
           Audio and Writing
    • Abstract: Azul, David
      My Vibrant Voice Story is a fictocritical tissue of three audio and eight writing pieces that examines notions of 'voice', 'identity' and 'autobiography'. Its fragmented storyline circles the changing subject positions and voices of an 'I' who has been transgressing the boundaries of discrete gender and academic disciplines while producing an autobiography of voice. The paper combines self-narration and creative writing with a critical inquiry into medico-scientific normativity and deconstructive accounts of notions of 'subject', 'speaking', 'listening' and 'writing'. The traditional understanding of the human voice as an instrument that 'reveals essential clues about who we are' (Karpf, 2006) is destabilised, its ethical issues are disclosed and it is replaced with a notion of a 'plurivocality' that cannot be mastered (Derrida in McDonald, 1985).

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 2 Issue 2 - Constellations
    • Abstract: Minchinton, Mark
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 2 Issue 1 - Research Blues
    • Abstract: Thompson, Val
      I am in my final year of study at doctoral level within the field of education. I have been using performance, poetry, and poetic re-presentation approaches to my work as a means to further my aspiration to widen the audience of research. For me, accessing a wider audience for research is a form of action; action which has the potential to provoke change and inspire others. Research Blues is one of many poems which I have written whilst engaged in my studies, and it represents the peaks, troughs, isolation and doubt which I have found to be an inevitable part of the process.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 2 Issue 1 - 'You Could Do with a Little More Gucci'
    • Abstract: Harris, Anne
      This article examines the research relationship between one Sudanese-Australian co-participant in the film series and doctoral research project Cross-marked: Sudanese-Australian Young Women Talk Education, and her American-Australian researcher. The article draws on recent ethnographic documentary film theory and the radical pedagogy scholarship of McLaren, Giroux and others to examine notions of becoming and the performative construction of self that occurs in schools. This creative doctoral research project uses short film to explore the educational experiences of Sudanese-Australian young women in Melbourne from refugee backgrounds, and offers possibilities for creative projects in educational contexts to enhance learning outcomes for both students and their teachers.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 2 Issue 1 - Doubt's Architecture: Reflections on a Research Project
           Using Photographic Juxtaposition
    • Abstract: Sayers, Janet; Bathurst, Ralph; Symonds, Henry
      In this article we present and discuss a novel approach to research using photographic juxtaposition. This method uses dual images of subjects (at work and at home), and subject involvement in the process of self-presentation, to create a 'doubting frame' for research. We discuss the issue of doubt in research and suggest researchers take doubt more seriously, and deliberately construct research to allow and encourage re-description by research's final arbiters - its readers and its subjects. We illustrate our argument with some photographic sets, and describe the project, which was a collaborative effort between management researchers and an artist. We show how the simple architecture (or research design) of this project was built from doubt and encourages doubt, and we discuss why this should be viewed as a positive rather than a negative feature of research.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 2 Issue 1 - De Bibliotheca: A Metaphor of Self-revelation, Creation
           and Museum
    • Abstract: Brentini, Sophie Wirth
      A family bookcase sparks a study of visual culture and museum concept. The process of the present research has been to look anew through photography at an object taken for granted and to make its presence a source of reflection on themes such as identity, family history, visual culture and museum. 1 This research is guided by methodologies such as autoethnography, visual narratives, narrative inquiry, action research and arts-based research, methods which were particularly adapted to a subject in which the producer, the process and the product are intertwined within their context. They led the author on the path of a reflexive process of understanding, on a thorough introspective examination of a piece of furniture and the multiple layers of meaning that this bookcase and its treasures enshrine.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 2 Issue 1 - Between Antagonism and Surrender: Using Art to Dwell
           More Resolutely in Irresolution
    • Abstract: Clark-Keefe, Kelly
      For many years, I have turned to the visual arts to help me explore the partially ineffable and intercorporeal dimensions of my own and research participants' gendered and classed subjectivities. I have come to recognise this meaning-making impulse as A/r/tography (Irwin and de Cosson, 2004; Springgay, Irwin and Kind, 2005, 2008); a relational aesthetic approach to inquiring into and re-signifying my own and research participants' experiences with both replicating and resisting patriarchal and classist cultural structures. My use of a/r/tographic method is extended through the incorporation of Maggie MacLure's (2006) provocations for coupling a 'baroque method' of art with qualitative inquiry. Through illustration and reflection, this article seeks to interrupt the comfort and clarity of enduring humanist conceptualizations of interpretive inquiry, inaugurating a 'productively irritating' (MacLure, 2006) arts-informed method that allows the author/artist to dwell more resolutely in irresolute encounters with shifting social-class and gendered grounds of experience in United States schooling and higher education.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 2 Issue 1 - Let's Talk about Sex: Using Drama as a Research Tool to
           Find Out the Views and Experiences of Young People with Learning
           Disabilities
    • Abstract: Garbutt, Ruth
      Goodley and Moore (2002) report many benefits for people with learning disabilities when they use drama to express their views and feelings. This article reports on the 'work in progress' of an innovative, three-year emancipatory research study that is using drama as a research tool to find out the views of young people with learning disabilities around sex and relationships. It describes the background to the project and the methodology used. It explores some of the difficulties experienced in the project and the lessons learnt by the research team. It emphasises the need for collaborative working within drama-based research and the importance of giving people with learning disabilities a 'voice' in the research process.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 2 Issue 1 - Introduction: The Temples and Demons of Thought: Global
           Social Justice - Global Cognitive Justice
    • Abstract: Minchinton, Mark
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 1 Issue 2 - Pedagondage: Touring and Drifting in a Postmodern Age
    • Abstract: Miller, Andrew
      The article examines the emergence of a new genre of modern age tourists. The author explains his unique method of authoring leading to creativity in his research project and a continued motivation.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 1 Issue 2 - The Journey towards Impressionism, Boundlessness and
           Self-expression: The Student's Reminiscences
    • Abstract: Caran, Karolina
      The article describes my experiences as a doctoral student pursuing creative research. The realisation that my research is indeed creative, others' perceptions of the research, and developing enough self-confidence to argue for the validity of creative research are my personal experiences. Their presentation may be of help to others who wish to pursue creative research and are facing some of the obstacles that I encountered. The article also constructs a definition of creative research based on the process of writing my dissertation. Three main components necessary for researching a problem creatively are defined and discussed: Impressionism, boundlessness, and self-expression.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 1 Issue 2 - The Mandala as a Visual 'Third Space' for Work with
           Trauma Survivors
    • Abstract: Parris, Jill Marion
      Drawing within a mandala offers a novel and potentially useful approach to data collection. The conceptual framework behind the development of this approach is described. The use of the mandala appears to offer subjects a visual 'third space' in which their responses can be safely recounted and explored. A number of examples are given to show the richness of the responses and the flexibility of the approach.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 1 Issue 2 - Poetic Possibilities
    • Abstract: Manning, Debra
      'I'm not into poetry' I told Eva, a colleague who was encouraging me to create poems from my research interviews. This paper discusses how a crisis in my doctoral research, which explores lecturers' experiences of teaching in multicultural classrooms, led me to take up Eva's challenge. It reflects on possibilities that emerged to see research and my role as a researcher very differently. Writing poetic stories challenged my long-established beliefs about the nature of social research and created an opportunity to re-vision my response to my colleagues' confronting perspectives. I present one of the poetic stories to show something of my struggle with this lecturer's views, and my efforts to loosen the hold of my positivist beliefs about knowledge. Creating poetic stories opened possibilities for me to explore a new relationship with research and poetry.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 1 Issue 2 - Narratives for Reflexivity: Understanding the
           Professional Self
    • Abstract: Pearce, Jane
      The importance of 'reflective practice' in teaching and other professions is well established. Encouraging habits of reflection in students is a feature of the work of many professional educators. One starting point for students is reflection on their experiential knowledge of professional contexts. But in a learning environment shaped by a 'banking' model of education, students may question the legitimacy of experiential knowledge. This paper is an exploration of the potential of written personal narrative as a starting point for developing a reflexive understanding of the self in professional contexts. It has a specific focus on teacher education.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 1 Issue 2 - Texts in Parallel: Art Research as Allegory
    • Abstract: Durre, Caroline
      Prospective graduate students in fine art often have to present themselves, for admission, candidature and examination, in the unhelpful language of the academic research tradition. These constraints too often result in a research project which is self-regarding, constipated by theory, or a type of faux science. This deforms the supervisory relationship and corrupts the creative endeavour. My response, both as an experienced supervisor and as a graduate student, is explored in this paper. I concentrate on the nexus where these agonies are felt most strongly, the relationship between the studio work and the exegesis. How can we manage their alliance more fruitfully, and far more honestly' The obsessions of a creative artist have mysterious origins. I assert that this enigma must be left inviolate, or we risk doing shoddy psychoanalysis in place of supervision, degraded sociology or solipsistic autobiography in place of research. The sublimated energies, of which creativity is one expression, can, however, be diverted to rewarding ends. If the attention is directed outwards, rather than wasted on reflexive self-analysis, all aspects of the degree are deepened. An investigative curiosity can be motivated both by the studio work and by textual-historical enquiry. I argue that this results in two texts in parallel, which transforms the research project as a totality into a work of allegory. In allegory, each text, verbal or visual, is allowed its own integrity, set in a dynamic of mutual interpretation or interpenetration. For the student of creative art, and her supervisor, this is a liberating objective.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 1 Issue 2 - Becoming a Doctor
    • Abstract: Sikes, Pat; Sikes-Sheard, Robyn
      This is a story about the early stages of one young woman's journey towards becoming a doctor. The story is told by the girl and her mother using a chronological diary format. It makes an unashamedly subjective and personal contribution to the ongoing discussion about widening participation in higher education and it looks, unusually, at the perceptions and experiences, the stresses and the challenges that can be faced by an academically able, middle-class individual.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 1 Issue 2 - Make Them Giggle: Auto/Ethnography as Stand-up Comedy
    • Abstract: Hemmingson, Michael
      The article is a response to Norman Denzin's call to performance in qualitative research methods and advocates using humour when performing auto/ethnography. I contend that auto/ethnography is too mired in negative and depressing lived experiences, such as death, disease, cruelty, and health problems. If auto/ethnography is meant to be therapeutic, the best medicine is often laughter. The essay calls for using stand-up comedy methods when performing ethnographic texts. Indeed, many comedians are already engaging in auto/ethnography, they simply do not know it or give it that label. Examples of humorous performance texts are interwoven with theory, method, and discussion about the auto/ethnographer's moral responsibilities and ethics.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 1 Issue 2 - Creativity and Research: Courage, Inclusion and
           Governmentality
    • Abstract: White, Julie
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 1 Issue 2 - Opening Conversation
    • Abstract: Ellis, Carolyn; Bochner, Arthur P
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 1 Issue 1 - Creating a Non-traditional Research Thesis: The Story
           of a Map for Getting Lost
    • Abstract: Burrows, Peter
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 1 Issue 1 - Gumleaf Music
    • Abstract: Patten, Herbert
      I have just finished my Master of Arts degree. Within my research project, I used an arts-based approach, incorporating songs, artworks and stories to explore some of the cultural, political and spiritual dimensions of gumleaf music. At the core of this research was a series of gumleaf songs from my Aboriginal heritage, each of which reveal a different dimension of Indigenous culture. My research question was: in what ways can a multimedia exploration of gumleaf music reveal narrative dimensions of Aboriginal heritage' Central to my Master of Arts was a recording project in which I recorded ten tracks of gumleaf music including the song series as well as some extra songs undertaken in collaboration with other musicians. A DVD of the recording project accompanied the CD of songs. The product of my research was the performance of songs and stories about gumleaf music.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 1 Issue 1 - Creative Practices, Cultural Translations: The Meeting
           of Indigenous and Non-indigenous Perspectives
    • Abstract: Barrow, Emma
      The aim of my art practice is to reveal both the physicality and social fabric of cross-cultural environments. This is a process-led initiative using land, art, performance, sound recordings, film and drawing. It seeks to illuminate the intersections of intercultural dialogue as a lived experience, and understood through the visual arts as cultural translations.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 1 Issue 1 - Remember Me
    • Abstract: Rennie, Reko
      Within my research project I use artwork to explore my own identity as an urban Indigenous artist. I am undertaking a series of artworks which consist of canvases, large-scale posters, stencil work and murals. Some of the artworks are based on personal experiences, and some are protest pictures focusing on social issues such as Indigenous health and social justice. My research question is: in what ways does my artwork reveal my identity as an urban Indigenous artist and raise awareness about contemporary Indigenous issues' My personal artworks draw on experiences from my youth involving law and social justice issues. In some of the works, I use images from historical archives and contextualise them into the current political climate. Many of the artworks are underpinned by personal narratives told digitally and in written text. I want to understand more deeply through my art what it may mean for me, drawing on my rich cultural heritage in a contemporary urban context.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 1 Issue 1 - The Space Inside
    • Abstract: Hamm, Treahna
      Within my PhD project, I have explored new ways of telling old stories. Through my artwork, I explore questions about Aboriginal identity: Who are we' Who and what are we connected to' What does a family look like' The project creatively explores some of my own personal stories of family, as I search back through the stories of my community. The construction of individual and community identities will be a strong foundation of the project. The research questions are: How can stories reflect both individual narratives as well as the total community experience' In what ways can artwork achieve this purpose' In my PhD I have undertaken three major projects and have created a body of work in media including weavings, possum-skin cloaks, sculptures, prints, paintings, public art and breastplates.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 1 Issue 1 - Melodic Drumming: What Do the Blues Sound Like on
           Drums'
    • Abstract: Jordan, Michael
      Why is it that parents dread the day their son or daughter tells them they want to play the drums' Why is it perceived as a non-musical experience' How can we change this perception' A core interest of mine is: how can melody be voiced on the drum-set' In my own drumming practice, I use melodic ideas as a central focus for compositional development. 'Melodic drumming' is a term I use to describe a style of drum-kit performance that facilitates creating melodic elements in performance and composition. I am currently undertaking research in which I am reflecting on my own experiences as a musician, exploring the historical roots of 'melodic drumming' and developing compositions which incorporate 'melodic drumming'. My research is focusing on the following questions: How can melody be voiced on the drum-set' What techniques are needed to realise 'melodic drumming'' What contribution will new compositions exploring 'melodic drumming' add to drum-kit repertoire' To what extent can compositions evolving 'melodic drumming' be inclusive of other instrumentalists' An important part of my research is examining the nature and role of improvisation in 'melodic drumming'.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 1 Issue 1 - Someone Else's Song: Playing Cajun in Australia
    • Abstract: Baylor, Andy
      We fall in love at some time in our lives. I fell in love with Cajun music. In 1976 I heard Cajun music for the first time. I didn't know where it came from, who the Cajuns were, or what their history was. I just heard their music and thought that I would like to play music like that. It came out of nowhere, felt right, and I wanted to be swept up by it. Over the last twenty years I have taken elements of traditional music repertoire and performance techniques and attempted to create an Australian-Cajun hybrid style of music. My professional work has involved 'claiming' aspects of other peoples' cultural heritage and I am currently exploring this in a Master of Arts by project at RMIT University. In my research project I am presenting and performing a folio of Cajun-style compositions, as well as an exegesis examining the historical and social processes associated with introducing Cajun music from the US into Australia.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 1 Issue 1 - Exemplars of Practice of Creative Research Students
    • Abstract: Brearley, Laura
      This section of the journal presents some exemplars of creative research from current Masters and Doctoral students. Each of the contributors in this section are well known artists and musicians in their own field. The contributions reflect the diversity of the research topics that can be explored using creative approaches. They also demonstrate the ways in which different forms of text can interrelate to illuminate ideas. The selection of work includes written text, songs, a digital story, a photo-story, drawings and film. Each sample of work includes an overview of the research topic.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 1 Issue 1 - Drawing as Conversation: Visual Encounters with
           Strangers
    • Abstract: Rogers, Angela
      This article discusses and illustrates the initial stages of a practice-led doctorate that investigates the potential of collaborative drawing as social encounter. The research is intended to realise drawing practice as both method and subject of inquiry. The article details the tentative beginnings of an emergent strategy. The first-hand account of an artist meeting strangers on trains to generate artwork and data describes a method that captures the subtleties of human interaction in an innovative visual form. Individual drawings and participants' commentary are discussed with specific references to models of dialogue, casual conversation and human computer interaction. The centrality of subjective experience, the interdependence of process and product, and the shift between what is known and what is revealed are characteristic of creative arts research.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 1 Issue 1 - The Researcher's Quest for Identity: A Narrative
           Approach to 'Playing It Safe' in Research and Teaching
    • Abstract: White, Julie
      In this article a narrative is woven about the different aspects of my work as a lecturer and the intellectual work I have done to reconcile a culture of 'playing it safe' with a passion and commitment for present-day qualitative research with key issues of identity and integrity. I draw links between my own learning during the ten years I worked on my own PhD thesis with the responsibility of being a supervisor for eight PhD students and include a new conceptualisation of the pedagogy of supervision. Five ethnographic operas developed by my undergraduate students between 2000 and 2005 are also discussed towards the 'playing it safe' culture. Finally the problematic issue of government consultancies in the work of scholars is raised and the ethical dilemmas involved for scholars have been illuminated through a cautionary tale.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 1 Issue 1 - Symbolic Self-curation: A Reflexive Activity for
           Practice, Life and Scholarship
    • Abstract: Cherry, Nita
      This article explores symbolic self-curation as reflection, and its application in professional practice and research into professional practice. Symbolic self-curation is framed as a way of developing praxis fit for complexity, inspired by Sch n's (1987) rendering of practice as artistry; Bleakley's (1999) holistic reflexivity; Higgs and Tichen's (2001) exploration of professional practice development as knowing, doing, being and becoming; and van Schaik's (2005) development of self-curation as pedagogy and research. Despite the announcement of Denzin and Lincoln's (2000) 'seventh moment' in research, the status of research that investigates issues of professional practice in situ remains ambivalent in universities (McWilliam 2004). Candidates who bring significant practice issues into the research space are often asked to simplify their research questions and create texts that are verbal, linear and limited in their capacity to represent and explore their lived experience of complex practice. Many researchers are taking up the challenge, however, of developing new texts that can hold the complexity of professional and life practice (O'Neill 2002). Symbolic self-curation is a form of reflexive practice intended to add to those efforts. Its key elements are the gathering and arrangement of 'apt', often non-verbal symbols to represent our 'not-knowing' as well as our 'knowing'; creating for those involved new experiences of respectful and robust dialogue with others (in person and through literature); testing of the insights gained by immersion in action of some kind; and construction of an exegesis. Self-curation not only involves the self-curating practice but eventually the curation of the self as practitioner, encouraging a 'gathering' of the self and meta-reflection on that self in ways that are reflexive. This article also offers a theoretical analysis of the elements of self-curation, which might have the further value of explaining what is going on more generally when alternative texts and sites are employed in research. It is hoped that it will be useful to other scholars who are seeking to describe, explain, and 'justify' their use of alternative texts.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 1 Issue 1 - Conversation
    • Abstract: Brearley, Laura; Barrett, Estelle; Neville, Bernie; Cherry, Nita
      A group of us have come together for afternoon tea: Laura Brearley, Estelle Barrett, Bernie Neville and Nita Cherry. We are academics from four different universities, RMIT, Deakin, La Trobe and Swinburne. We are all members of the Editorial Committee of the journal Creative Approaches to Research. We share a deep interest in the delights and struggles of creative arts research. Our reason for coming together is to have and record a conversation about what creative approaches to research mean to us. Our intention is to edit the conversation and include it in the journal. The vision from the Editorial Committee is that we will have a series of recorded conversations about creative research involving different groupings of Committee members.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 1 Issue 1 - Introduction to Creative Approaches to Research
    • Abstract: Brearley, Laura
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Volume 1 Issue 1 - Foreword: You Changed My Life
    • Abstract: Richardson, Laurel
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
 
 
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