Researching transformation at a South African university - ethical dilemmas in the politics of representation

 

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dc.contributor.author Ismail, Salma en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-28T14:08:32Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-28T14:08:32Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Ismail, S. 2011. Researching transformation at a South African university - ethical dilemmas in the politics of representation. Studies in Higher Education. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0307-5079 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8869
dc.description This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Studies in Higher Education on 18 Jan 2011, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/03075070903545066. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This article focuses on the complexity of researching institutional culture and the ethical dilemmas posed in representing staff according to race and gender, drawing on three qualitative studies undertaken at a previously white South African university between 2000 and 2007. During the research process, issues of representation became a concern both for participants and the researcher; specifically, some participants contested how they were categorised in interview transcripts and draft articles. Based on the empirical data of the three studies and using critical social theory and constructionist, feminist and post-colonial critiques, this article asks whether researchers can describe the lives of others without violating their reality, and argues for ethical representation that allows for advocacy and empowerment. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_ZA
dc.source Studies in Higher Education en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03075070903545066 en_ZA
dc.subject transformation en_ZA
dc.subject representation en_ZA
dc.subject research process en_ZA
dc.subject ethics en_ZA
dc.subject victim en_ZA
dc.subject equity en_ZA
dc.title Researching transformation at a South African university - ethical dilemmas in the politics of representation en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Postprint en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Centre for Higher Education Development en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Dean's Office: CHED en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Ismail, S. (2011). Researching transformation at a South African university - ethical dilemmas in the politics of representation. <i>Studies in Higher Education</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8869 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Ismail, Salma "Researching transformation at a South African university - ethical dilemmas in the politics of representation." <i>Studies in Higher Education</i> (2011) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8869 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Ismail S. Researching transformation at a South African university - ethical dilemmas in the politics of representation. Studies in Higher Education. 2011; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8869. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Ismail, Salma AB - This article focuses on the complexity of researching institutional culture and the ethical dilemmas posed in representing staff according to race and gender, drawing on three qualitative studies undertaken at a previously white South African university between 2000 and 2007. During the research process, issues of representation became a concern both for participants and the researcher; specifically, some participants contested how they were categorised in interview transcripts and draft articles. Based on the empirical data of the three studies and using critical social theory and constructionist, feminist and post-colonial critiques, this article asks whether researchers can describe the lives of others without violating their reality, and argues for ethical representation that allows for advocacy and empowerment. DA - 2011 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - Studies in Higher Education KW - transformation KW - representation KW - research process KW - ethics KW - victim KW - equity LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2011 SM - 0307-5079 T1 - Researching transformation at a South African university - ethical dilemmas in the politics of representation TI - Researching transformation at a South African university - ethical dilemmas in the politics of representation UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8869 ER - en_ZA


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