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Getting Tense about Genealogy

Meadmore, Daphne A., Hatcher, Caroline A., & McWilliam, Erica L. (2000) Getting Tense about Genealogy. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 13(5), pp. 463-476.

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Abstract

The paper responds to the growing interest in genealogical method as a means of inquiry in education research. The three authors bring together their collective understanding of the nature and purpose of genealogy as a method deriving from the work of Michel Foucault. The authors then indicate how such understandings were applied by each of them to a particular scholarly task. In elaborating the uses and the pitfalls of genealogical approaches by this means, the writers make it clear that there is no blueprint for genealogical use. Rather, working through genealogical methods demands from the researcher a strong grasp of the epistemological and theoretical tensions involved in asking how our present educational practices function as they do.

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ID Code: 1037
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: genealogy, methodology, epistemology, post structuralism, Foucault
DOI: 10.1080/09518390050156413
ISSN: 1366-5898
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education 13(5):pp. 463-476.
Deposited On: 29 Jun 2005
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:24

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