1st Edition

Re-searching Margins Ethics, Social Justice, and Education

    198 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    198 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Identity, power, and positionality play crucial roles in designing and implementing research critically and ethically across marginalized cultures and communities. Through four unique case studies, this book highlights the dilemmas faced by researchers in the field of education, demonstrating how they grapple with the ethics of research and with their role in the process.

    Re-searching Margins: Ethics, Social Justice and Education attends to research in four specific marginalized communities, whilst also engaging in a wider dialogue about the complex theories, methodologies and practices of ethical research in communities of difference. This book examines ethical research with cultures and communities as an exchange in which both the researcher and the researched bring complex contextual and biographical factors shaped by their histories, identities, and experiences.

    Drawing on the lives and research of four renowned scholars, this book will be of interest to researchers and policy makers in education who seek to engage ethically and justly with marginalized communities.

    1. Re-searching Margins: An Introduction

    Fida Sanjakdar

    2. Select Literature: Re-view|Re-new

    Gabrielle Fletcher and Ben Whitburn

    3. Research Narrative 1

    Islam, Muslim communities, sexuality education and schooling: A delicate balancing act

    Fida Sanjakdar

    4. Research Narrative 2

    A Story/ing of Ethics: Navigating Connection, Obligation and Mess as Re-invention

    Gabrielle Fletcher

    5. Research Narrative 3

    A feminist approach to research ethics: How does a white, atheist, feminist engage in research with Muslim women?

    Amanda Keddie

    6. Research Narrative 4

    Ethical research in Disability studies in education

    Ben Whitburn

    7. Working towards ethical research: A Discussion

    Fida Sanjakdar

    8. Conclusion: Where to from here?

    Amanda Keddie


    Fida Sanjakdar – Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia.

    Gabrielle Fletcher – Professor in Indigenous Studies and the Director of the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute at Deakin University, Australia.

    Amanda Keddie – Research Professor at Deakin University, Australia.

    Ben Whitburn – Senior Lecturer in Inclusive Education at Deakin University, Australia.