Performativity, border-crossings and ethics in a prison-based creative writing class

Hinton-Smith, Tamsin and Seal, Lizzie (2018) Performativity, border-crossings and ethics in a prison-based creative writing class. Qualitative Research. ISSN 1468-7941

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Abstract

We critically reflect on insights from our experiences as female researchers on a creative writing project in a men’s prison, including the emotional impact on the men involved and the ways in which our role as participant researchers impacted deeply on us. Juxtaposed starkly with the physical constraints of the prison, a sense of journeys emerged as significant throughout the study, particularly the symbolic crossing of boundaries. We draw on theories of performativity from both Feminist and Symbolic Interactionist perspectives to frame our understanding of the experience of being participant researchers in prison creative writing workshops, and also consider associated ethical issues.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research
Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth
Subjects: L Education
Depositing User: Deeptima Massey
Date Deposited: 04 May 2018 11:45
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2018 17:33
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/75618

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