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Affective history, working class communities and self-determination

Walkerdine, Valerie 2016. Affective history, working class communities and self-determination. The Sociological Review 64 (4) , pp. 699-714. 10.1111/1467-954X.12435

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Using a concept of affective history, this paper explores the common creation of everyday being-ness, producing common meanings that may have existed and been passed down over hundreds of years. Indeed, some of those meanings clearly become potent symbols binding us together. Thus, common meanings, held for many hundreds of years can have an effect in relation to the construction of communal beingness in the present. Applying this approach to research in working class communities with a history of suffering or displacement, often understood by agencies as ‘hard to reach’, demands that we take a creative approach to research. Methodologically, this work came out of listening to a fragmentary history of movement and exclusion that emerged out of attending to the collection of often small, anecdotal, details in conversations and interviews. This approach is explored with reference to using a co-production research framework.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: class, affective history, sociality, community, meanings-in-common, co-production, hidden transcripts
Publisher: SAGE
ISSN: 0038-0261
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 13 September 2016
Date of Acceptance: 16 August 2016
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2020 07:56

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