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Situated Writing as Theory and Method

The Untimely Academic Novella, 1st Edition

By Mona Livholts


136 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367276027
pub: 2019-09-05
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This creative and original book develops a framework for situated writing as theory and method and presents a trilogy of untimely academic novellas as exemplars of the uses of situated writing.

It is an inter- and trans-disciplinary book in which a diversity of forms are used to create a set of interwoven novellas, inspired by poststructuralist and postcolonial feminist theory and literary fiction, along with narrative life writing genres such as diaries and letters, memory work, poetic writing and photography. The book makes use of a politics of location, situated knowledges, diffraction and intersectionality theories to promote situated writing as a theory and method for exploring the complexity of social life through gender, whiteness, class and spatial location.

It addresses writing as an inter- and trans-disciplinary form of scholarship in its own right, with emancipatory potential, emphasising the role of writing in shaping creative, critical and reflexive approaches to research, education and professional practice. It is useful for researchers, teachers, postgraduate and PhD students in feminist and intersectionality studies, narrative studies, and pursuing interdisciplinary approaches across the humanities, social sciences, design and the arts to inspire a theory and method for situated writing.

Table of Contents

Part I: Situated Writing as Theory and Method; 1. The Whys and How’s of Situated Writing as Theory and Method; 2. Narrative Life Writing Within and Across Mutable Genres; Part II: A Trilogy of Untimely Academic Novellas; 3. The Professor’s Chair; 4. The Snow Angel and Other Imprints; 5. Writing Water; 6. Open Questions and Concerns to Guide Your Own Situated Writing

About the Author

Mona Livholts, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Social Work in the Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Linköping University, Sweden. Her research focuses on emergent writing methodologies, in particular auto/biographical and narrative life writing genres such as diaries and letters, memory work, poetry, and photography. Research themes include: media narratives on rape, gender, space and communication, and glocalised social work. Books include: Emergent Writing Methodologies in Feminist Studies, Discourse and Narrative Methods (with Tamboukou 2015) and Social Work in a Glocalised World (with Bryant 2017).

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Routledge Advances in Research Methods

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General