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Hey, you stylized woman there: an uncomfortable reflexive account of performative practices in the field

Dosekun, Simidele (2015) Hey, you stylized woman there: an uncomfortable reflexive account of performative practices in the field. Qualitative Inquiry, 21 (5). pp. 436-444. ISSN 1077-8004

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Identification Number: 10.1177/1077800415569788

Abstract

This article presents an uncomfortable reflexive account of a feminist poststructuralist research project on young women in Lagos, Nigeria who dress in what I call “hyper-feminine style.” It reflects on the messy processes by which I framed the research and recruited participants, and considers how the women who did or did not eventually take part exercised agency to resist the terms of my address. The article illustrates the usefulness of Butler’s theoretical notions of “excitable discourse” and “performative interpellation” for poststructuralist reflexive practice, concerning as they do the unpredictable political and ontological effects of what one says and does.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2019 10:45
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2020 10:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/101721

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