On the Social Relations of Contract Research Production: Power, Positionality and Epistemology in Housing and Urban Research

@inproceedings{Allen2005OnTS,
  title={On the Social Relations of Contract Research Production: Power, Positionality and Epistemology in Housing and Urban Research},
  author={Chris Allen},
  year={2005}
}
The growing interest in reflexive social science has been matched by a voluminous literature on the epistemological consequences of positionality in social research. Inter-subjectivist approaches to positionality emphasise how social interactions within the field produce ‘interpretative moments’ and thereby consciously affect the process of knowledge production. Objectivist approaches to positionality emphasise the ‘background thinking’ that social researchers carry into the field, unexamined… CONTINUE READING

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