Using relationship as a key organising concept in research with the (modernist) other

Carling-Burzacott, Rachel, and Galloway, Greta (2004) Using relationship as a key organising concept in research with the (modernist) other. In: Proceedings of ANZTSR Building Bridges and Strengthening Bonds Conference. pp. 392-405. From: ANZTSR Building Bridges and Strengthening Bonds Conference, 24-26 November 2004, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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Modernist research developed a binary notion of oppressed groups (e.g. Indigenous; disabled; women; gay) disenfranchised and dispossessed by the politically incorporated dominant group. A discourse of victims and oppressors developed which limited both groups' power to claim other than these constructed positions for themselves. This paper is based on the notion of relationship as a means for reclaiming the space between these groups. It has a primary focus on the relationship between those deemed "non-disabled" and those "disabled". The recognition of each group as engaging an ongoing social, linguistic, economic and political relationship with the other, presents a conceptual framework for organising research which, whilst being respectful of the separate spaces of each group opens possibilities for these groups to develop and operationalise more inclusive ways of being with each other. This liberates each group from previous essentialist descriptors.

Item ID: 732
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-646-44394-2
Keywords: relationship; dominance; subjugation; disabled people; non-disabled people
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Print version of conference proceedings: 1 (1). pp. 392-405.

Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2006
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160806 Social Theory @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940103 Ageing and Older People @ 100%
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