Rethinking Practice, Research and Education brings together philosophy with traditional methodological discourse, and opens a space for critical thinking in social and educational research. Drawing on the work of Heidegger, Derrida, Foucault and their descendants, this engaging critical examination of practice applies a deconstructive reading to the practices of research.
Where is justice in the practice of research? How do paradigms for the production of knowledge shape what is given in the practice of research? What are the key issues involved in developing an ethos for the practice of research in the light of society's complex relationship with essential forms of technology? Each of these dimensions are explored, drawing on the traditions of research and their interplay with researchers' responsibilities to work towards justice in research.
A must-read for researchers, bringing the language of philosophy to the current debate about the impact of social and educational research in practice.
Kevin J. Flint is Reader in Education at Nottingham Trent University, UK.
Acknowledgements Introduction Prologue: Rationale for the Approach Adopted in This Study Part I: Practice of Social and Educational Research 1. The Pragmatics of Practice in Research: What Is so Easily Missed? 2. Existential Dramas in Researching Practice: What Is Their Significance? 3. Power, Politics, and Rationalities of Researching Practice: What Can Be Learned from Foucault and Agamben? Part II: Laws and Justice to Come in Practice 4. Reframing the Ethics of Research: Laws and Justice to Come 5. Re-framing the Ethics of Research: Laws and Justice in the Practice of Research Part III: Method/ologies in Practice 6. Transformations-in Research: Moving Beyond Disciplinary Regimes 7. Transformations-in Research Methodologies: Moving Beyond Enframing 8. Transformations-in Methods: Opening Space for Beings 9. Transformations-in the Analytics of Research: Generating Spacing for Thinking Part IV: The Politics of Practice 10. The Politics of Evidence: Challenging Forces `Delimiting Education' in This Liquid Modern World' 11. The Politics of practice: Challenging Spacing for Play in Delimiting Forms of Education 12. The Politics of identity: Moving towards Justice in the Event of Research Notes Bibliography Index