Creative research : a radical subjectivity?

Strange, Shane 2012, Creative research : a radical subjectivity?, Text, vol. Special Issue, no. 14, Special Issue : Beyond practice-led research, pp. 1-11.

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Title Creative research : a radical subjectivity?
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Author(s) Strange, Shane
Journal name Text
Volume number Special Issue
Issue number 14
Season Special Issue : Beyond practice-led research
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Publisher Australian Association of Writing Programs
Place of publication Nathan, QLD.
Publication date 2012-10
ISSN 1327-9556
Keyword(s) creative research
Summary The struggles around notions of creative research are in some ways engaged with the return of the subject in face of post/structuralist moves that have tried to evacuate or dissolve subjectivity, or reduce it to an element in a structure. What this kind of subjectivity is, and how to define it, seems a matter up for grabs. What I suggest is that creative research is trying to stretch beyond its boundaries by advocating for a knowledge-producing subjectivity that rejects the methodological positivism of so called real research (which in many ways is centred upon the presuppostition of a transcendental subject), while negotiating the discourses of postmodernity and post/structuralism which are suspicious of, or radically dismiss, subjectivity as a category. I suggest that creative research might be a radical gesture, indeed a radical subjectivity, whose possibilities as creative/critical practices reveal the human content of the seemingly autonomous forms which are the outcome of the fragmentary world of capitalist social relations.
Language eng
Field of Research 200204 Cultural Theory
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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