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Knowing Sexualities: Epistemologies of Research

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Chris Haywood, Professor Mairtin Mac an Ghaill


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In this chapter we draw upon a growing number of studies (including our own) that have been researching sexuality in a number of educational arenas that includes empiricist, culturalist and standpoint epistemologies. This chapter is the first to offer a direct critique of conventional approaches research methodology on sexuality and schooling; in other words, it highlights how our knowledge of sexuality is limited by the very methodologies we use to increase or improve our knowledge.

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Author(s): Haywood C, Mac an Ghaill M

Editor(s): Hobs, D; Wright, R

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: The SAGE Handbook of Fieldwork

Year: 2006

Pages: 185-200

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

Place Published: London

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9780761974451