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Moments of discomfort: poststructuralist reflexivity and researcher subjectivity

Carr, M. ORCID: (2021) Moments of discomfort: poststructuralist reflexivity and researcher subjectivity. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2021 (1). 15531. ISSN 2151-6561

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To link to this item DOI: 10.5465/ambpp.2021.15531abstract


This article presents poststructural reflexivity as a way to both deconstruct the performativity of one’s own research practice and consider how researcher subjectivity is constituted within the research process. I present two vignettes as moments of discomfort conducting research ‘in the field’ which we argue create a sense of unease when shifting subjectivities and regimes of power become more visible. I draw upon Foucauldian Discourse Analysis as a tool of poststructural reflexivity to illustrate discursive regimes through which we become gendered subjects. The article illustrates the usefulness of poststructural reflexivity as a way to consider the performative effect of research and regimes of power which impact our ways of seeing and being in the world.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Henley Business School > International Business and Strategy
ID Code:107912
Publisher:Academy of Management


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