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The mis/uses of ‘voice’ in (post)qualitative research with children and young people: Histories, politics and ethics

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posted on 2019-01-01, 00:00 authored by Eve MayesEve Mayes
This article extends recent attempts to think (post)qualitative research together with decolonial, postcolonial and other critiques – as a frictional, fraught encounter. I review how the concept of voice has been used in past and present research with children and young people: from research speaking about children and young people, dialogical speaking with the ‘agentic’ young person, poststructural refusals of ‘raw voices’ speaking for themselves, and (post)qualitative onto-epistemological experiments with utterances spoken in research assemblages. Reading one of my research practices – the mis/use of cloth puppets with high school students – through recent critiques of (post)qualitative work, two particular concerns materialize: accounting for relations between past and present research, and accounting for what comes to matter during and after research encounters.

History

Journal

International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education

Volume

32

Pagination

1191-1209

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

0951-8398

eISSN

1366-5898

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Issue

10

Publisher

Taylor & Francis