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Creating epistemological contexts for culturally responsive research and practice in recovery


McLeod, K, Creating epistemological contexts for culturally responsive research and practice in recovery, Proceedings of the 2021 Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Meeting, 06-09 October 2021, Virtual Toronto, Canada, pp. 1 piece- abstract. (2021) [Conference Extract]

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Healthcare which enables recovery is responsive to cultural differences. Cultural difference is commonly theorised as an issue of stratification or identity, which limits accounting for how health care encounters produce difference. This presentation aims to further the epistemological contexts which enable culturally responsive research and practice in recovery. It critically examines relational ontologies and assemblage thinking in the empirical study of recovery, by asking, how do these conceptual and research practices produce difference? Drawing on decolonial and ethical perspectives, the presentation shows how posthuman deployments of the ‘relation’ concept can erase or reveal difference. It advocates cultivating attention for cultural difference by making explicit a myriad of orientations to the relation concept - conceptual, methodological, ethical, political and bodily. The presentation contributes to debates about how STS scholarship deploys relational analytics. It expands conceptual and methodological approaches to research and practice in recovery.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:health care, posthumanism, decolonisation
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociology of health
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:McLeod, K (Dr Kim McLeod)
ID Code:151154
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2022-07-22
Last Modified:2022-07-22

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