(Re)assembling Community: The Ontological Politics of Academic and Community-based Research in/on/with/by a Migrant Community in London

Fransman, Jude (2018). (Re)assembling Community: The Ontological Politics of Academic and Community-based Research in/on/with/by a Migrant Community in London. Sociological Methods and Research, 47(3) pp. 549–573.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0049124116661577

Abstract

This article explores the ontological politics of research in the field of community studies. Focusing on a migrant community in London, UK, it shows how the community is (re)assembled in different ways through the different research practices of academics and practitioners. Guided by a framework based on material semiotics, the article compares the agendas, methods and representational texts that inform the different research practices. It argues that community studies researchers have an ethical responsibility to acknowledge the particular enactments of communities that emerge through their research and the role that agendas, methods and texts play in constructing those enactments.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 46290
  • Item Type
  • Journal Item
  • ISSN
  • 1552-8294
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    Doctoral Studentship (1+3)Not SetESRC
  • Keywords
  • community studies; community-based research; material semiotics; migration; research performativity; research ethics
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  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
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  • © 2016 The Author
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  • Jude Fransman

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