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A future for critique?: positioning, belonging and reflexivity

May, Tim ORCID: 2000. A future for critique?: positioning, belonging and reflexivity. European Journal of Social Theory 3 (2) , pp. 157-173. 10.1177/13684310022224741

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The principal aim of this article is to examine the relations between positioning and belonging in terms of the potential for critique of existing social conditions. The underlying purpose is to inform social scientific engagement with social life in order to illuminate the potential for social transformation via reflexivity. These discussions will be informed by the division of reflexivity into two dimensions: endogenous and referential. It is argued that this enables the social scientist to highlight the pre-reflexive world and render it problematic and demonstrates how the objectivity of the social world is both a presupposition and ongoing achievement of everyday interactions. To that extent, the possibility for social conditions to be otherwise is then open to scrutiny.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 1368-4310
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 26 January 2023
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2023 15:35

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