SAGE Journal Articles
You can access here the article needed to complete Task 6.1. Gillian Rose’s landmark article is essential to read in order to understand how we are implicated in the research we do. In addition to this article, you can also find here two further articles that help us to get to grips with the process of doing reflexive research. Lynch’s paper offers a useful critique of the move towards reflexive research. In particular he argues that we shouldn’t just be reflexive for ‘reflexivity’s sake’ but rather do so when it is useful and beneficial to making sense of our research. Edensor’s paper provides an example of ‘doing’ reflexive work through the case study of rural walking. In this paper he demonstrates what a reflexive approach looks like in practice as he accounts for the ways in which walking practice is shaped by a host of factors – including his own positionality and countryside codes and norms.
- Reading for Task 6.1
Reference: Rose, G. (1997) ‘Situating knowledges: positionality, reflexivities and other tactics’, Progress in Human Geography 21 (3): 305‒20.
- Problematising reflexivity: a critique
Reference: Lynch, M. (2000) ‘Against reflexivity as an academic virtue and source of privileged knowledge’, Theory, Culture and Society 17 (3): 26‒54.
- Employing reflexivity in practice
Reference: Edensor, T. (2000) ‘Walking in the British countryside: reflexivity, embodied practices and ways to escape’, Body & Society 6(3‒4): 81‒106.