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Embodiment in qualitative R research: collage making with migrant, refugee and asylum seeking women

Embodiment in qualitative R research: collage making with migrant, refugee and asylum seeking women

Vacchelli, Elena (2017) Embodiment in qualitative R research: collage making with migrant, refugee and asylum seeking women. Qualitative Research Journal, 18 (2). pp. 171-190. ISSN 1443-9883 (Print), 1448-0980 (Online) (doi:10.1177/1468794117708008)

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Abstract

This article draws on the creative methods deployed in the course of a research project aimed at mapping community-based mental health service provision and other specific services migrant, refugee and asylum seeking women regularly access in London. Although the study made use of a mixed method research design, only the art-based approach deployed as part of the focus groups is discussed. The article contributes to developing embodied research methods in that it explores the bodily engagement of research participants in making a collage and unpacks the implications of this approach for collecting qualitative data involving experiential activity. The body plays a central role in generating qualitative data through the making of the collage and collage-making represents an embodied experience suggesting that how we feel, how we perceive, how we relate to our own bodies and the place they have in the order of things – is contextual, gendered, relational, historically and culturally situated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: collage-making, embodiment, feminist epistemology, migrant, qualitative research methods, refugee and asylum seeking women
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Applied Sociology Research Group
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of History, Politics & Social Sciences
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2018 05:07
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: GREAT e
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/20153

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