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Unsettling truths: Post-structural ethnography as a toll to trouble schooling exclusions


Edgeworth, K, Unsettling truths: Post-structural ethnography as a toll to trouble schooling exclusions, Methodologies for researching cultural diversity in education: International Perspectives, IOS press, G Smyth & N Santoro (ed), Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom, pp. 26-41. ISBN 9781858565231 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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This book chapter discusses the value of post-structural ethnography to research in culturally diverse contexts. It draws on a study conducted in Australia that investigated how students of ethnic and religious minority backgrounds were produced through relations of power and discourses of schooling. It explains the methodological characteristics of post-structural ethnography and presents vignettes of data from two students. Edgeworth argues the value of post-structural ethnography as a tool to unsettle schooling exclusions because it has the potential to facilitate detailed and fine-grained study of the complexities of difference.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:research methodology, cultural understanding, ethnic education, social justice, rural education
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Comparative and cross-cultural education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Equity and access to education
UTAS Author:Edgeworth, K (Dr Kathryn Edgeworth)
ID Code:96847
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-11-24
Last Modified:2018-03-27

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