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Michel de Certeau: research writing as an everyday practice

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posted on 2017-01-01, 00:00 authored by Julianne LynchJulianne Lynch, Kris Greaves
In this chapter, we engage with de Certeau’s neglected onto-epistemology in order to examine research writing practices as everyday practice. First, in a discussion of de Certeau’s characterisation of practice, we tease out three, interrelated ideas: practice as productive; practice as emergent; and the character of the tactical practitioner. We then apply this view of practice to the field of social research and knowledge production, in particular, discussing the strategic, place-making operations that characterise research writing conventions. We do this to raise questions about how the project of social inquiry might be reconceptualised as a mode of operating on the world, and to suggest potential trajectories of a research practice that—moving beyond representational purposes and claims—is openly an advocacy research.

History

Title of book

Practice Theory and Education: Diffractive readings in professional practice

Chapter number

4

Pagination

55 - 70

Publisher

Routledge

Place of publication

Abingdon, Eng.

ISBN-13

9781138191396

Language

eng

Publication classification

B Book chapter; B1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2017, Routledge

Extent

16

Editor/Contributor(s)

J Lynch, J Rowlands, T Gale, A Skourdoumbis