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The wonder of method

Pearce, Cathie and MacLure, Maggie (2009) The wonder of method. International journal of research and method in education, 32 (3). pp. 249-265. ISSN 1743-7288

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Postmodern and deconstructionist approaches are necessarily concerned with 'making visible' and working with marginalized 'others'. This article explores how theory as method might enable us to revisit methodological approaches that have conventionally relied upon semantic readings of the text. Deconstruction clears the way for such approaches without necessarily providing an optimistic or hopeful way forward. This article seeks to explore how we might offer some new ways of thinking 'human' 'agency' 'subject' in a creative assemblage of mind, body, world, and where encounters with the 'unthought' 'unknown' 'uncertain', and 'unclear' need not be paralyzing but a call towards a wonder of methodology itself.

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