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Creative, visual and poetic spaces of activism in the academy

Mannay, Dawn ORCID: 2012. Creative, visual and poetic spaces of activism in the academy. Presented at: Beyond the Field: Opportunities and Challenges for Contemporary Social Science Research, Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK, 9-10 November 2012.

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There is an increasing move towards visual and creative methods of data collection employing photographs, collages, film and walking narratives. However, when researchers come to publish this work the creativity of their data is often constrained by academic conventions that impose dense, dry, flat prose as the communicative exemplar. The priorities of publishing can hinder our ability to write in an accessible way but when we are writing as a project of social justice it is important to engage both cognitively and emotionally with an audience. Drawing on research with mothers and daughters residing in a marginalised area in south Wales, this paper focuses on impact by exploring the process of liberation through writing; and the ways in which poetic writing exploits reflection and can inspire an audience to make changes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council
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Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 09:20

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