Opening a closure - the tensions, leaps and stumbles: A dialogue on research and activism

Bolette Frydendahl Larsen, Christina Hee Pedersen, Louise Phillips

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This last chapter homes in on dynamics of joint thinking in line with the ideas about collaborative knowledge production presented in the book. It is a playful collaborative closure of the book. Its purpose is to open up critical and reflexive takes on the topic of research as always political. The chapter simultaneously presents a methodological approach to initiate or move forward a research topic as the chapter is designed as letter-writing followed by a face-to-face conversation. This dialogical dynamic is set up between three scholars from three generations. The written dialogue oscillates between three different broad strands of thought: 1) the urgent need for conversations across difference, 2) the need for economic redistribution and social justice and 3) the promise of collaborative methodologies in production of knowledges. After the letter writing an encounter in real time generated ‘lines of flight’ into productive thoughts about future research and the methodological challenges addressed and raised in Crafting Collaborative Research Methodologies. Leaps and Bounds in interdisciplinary inquiry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCrafting Collaborative Research Methodologies : Leaps and Bounds in Interdisciplinary Inquiry
Number of pages26
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Publication date22 Apr 2021
ISBN (Print)9780367649296
ISBN (Electronic)9781000372854
Publication statusPublished - 22 Apr 2021

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