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Poststructuralist Lines of Flight: Working with "Data" in Multiple Contexts

In this lecture I will draw on examples from a number of research projects that I have been engaged in to map out the principles of working with poststructural theory as a social scientist. I will examine in particular the concepts of the subject, subjectification, positioning, and body/landscape relations. Some of the studies that I will draw on will include:
When Sep 29, 2004
from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where 102 Kern Building
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BRONWYN DAVIES

 

Professor of Education, University of Western Sydney

Professor Bronwyn Davies has been recently appointed to the School of Education at the University of Western Sydney. She is well known for her work on gender, classroom research and her writing on aspects of poststructuralist theory. More recently she has been working on body/landscape relations, critical literacy, and a critique of neoliberalism as it impacts on work. Over the last decade she has played a major role in translating the principles of poststructuralist theory into research practice. Most notable was her best-selling book Frogs and Snails and Feminist Tales, Preschool Children and Gender, which has just come out in second edition with Hampton Press. Hampton Press has also published a second edition of Shards of Glass, Children Reading and Writing Beyond Gendered Identities, and her recent Japanese study with Hiroyuki Kasama, Gender in Japanese Preschools. A collection of her theoretical writing is published by AltaMira Press as A Body of Writing, which has also published her book (In)scribing Body/landscape Relations.

Poststructuralist Lines of Flight: Working with "Data" in Multiple Contexts

In this lecture I will draw on examples from a number of research projects that I have been engaged in to map out the principles of working with poststructural theory as a social scientist. I will examine in particular the concepts of the subject, subjectification, positioning, and body/landscape relations. Some of the studies that I will draw on will include:

  • Preschool children and gender in Japan
  • Preschool children and gender in Australia
  • Collective biographies of place in Australia and Japan