Discourse, Power, and Resistance Down Under

  • Mark Vicars
  • Tarquam McKenna
  • Julie White

Part of the Transgressions book series (TRANS, volume 88)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Iris E. Dumenden
    Pages 9-19
  3. Angelo Benozzo, Neil Carey, Tarquam McKenna, Mark Vicars
    Pages 41-57
  4. Angelo Benozzo, Neil Carey, Tarquam McKenna, Mark Vicars
    Pages 59-76
  5. Genevieve Noone
    Pages 77-94
  6. Stefan Schutt, Marsha Berry
    Pages 107-119
  7. Linda Shallcross, Sheryl Ramsay, Michelle Barker
    Pages 121-133
  8. Thi Tuyet (June) Tran, Julie White
    Pages 151-160
  9. Julie White, Jane Grant, Jean Rumbold, Bruce Rumbold
    Pages 161-173
  10. Mary-Rose McLaren
    Pages 189-198
  11. Saran Stewart
    Pages 199-213

About this book


This edited collection is an eclectic and provocative volume taken from presentations that reflect the scholarship of the inaugural AQR/ DPR Down Under conference that was held in Cairns in 2011 in Australia. This was a ground-breaking conference that brought together scholars, researchers and practitioners from across Australia, UK, Japan, Italy, Finland, New Zealand, Luxembourg, South Africa, Vietnam, Malaysia, Tanzania and Mexico. The theme of the conference represented at the conference and in this volume was that of: Politicizing Qualitative Research. Delegates presented papers that sought to challenge research practices that too often can delegitimize Other ways of knowing. Confronting, disrupting and resisting the epistemological ‘common sense’ way of doing research within the academy can be a risky business and is often a fraught and contested endeavor. However, as the papers in this volume illustrate, contestation promises opportunities for re-perceiving, re-interpreting, and productively disrupting the orthodoxies of disciplinarity. – ‘Many thanks to Ignacio Rojas whose patient assistance and expertise as an artist in designing the cover proved invaluable in bringing this book to print.’


qualitative research

Editors and affiliations

  • Mark Vicars
    • 1
  • Tarquam McKenna
    • 2
  • Julie White
    • 3
  1. 1.Victoria UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.Victoria UniversityAustralia
  3. 3.La Trobe UniversityAustralia

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