Posthuman Research Practices in Education

  • Carol A. Taylor
  • Christina Hughes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Carol A. Taylor, Christina Hughes
    Pages 1-4
  3. Elizabeth Adams St. Pierre
    Pages 25-36
  4. Alison Jones, Te Kawehau Hoskins
    Pages 75-92
  5. Alecia Youngblood Jackson, Lisa A. Mazzei
    Pages 93-107
  6. Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Affrica Taylor, Mindy Blaise
    Pages 149-167
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 267-272

About this book


How do we include and develop understandings of those beyond-the-human aspects of the world in social research? Through fifteen contributions from leading international thinkers, this text provides original approaches to posthumanist research practices in education. Contributors respond to the following questions: What do empirically grounded explorations of posthumanism look like in practice? How can they be designed? What sorts of 'data' are produced and how might they be analysed? And, importantly, what are the social, cultural and educational impacts of empirically driven posthuman research?

The contributors to this text change the parameters of research through thinking relationally with other beings/matter and recognizing their vitality and agency. Methodologically the contributors operationalize the unself, give focus to shadow stories and the entanglement of the researcher and research apparatus. They provide analytic tools such as rhizomatic readings and cartography mapping, edu-crafting, diffraction, Indigenous storywork, intra-action and affective pedagogy and rework and transform known methodologies, such as participatory research, qualitative approaches and photo-voice.


Posthuman research methodologies education gender higher education literacy school social research

Editors and affiliations

  • Carol A. Taylor
    • 1
  • Christina Hughes
    • 2
  1. 1.Sheffield Hallam UniversityUK
  2. 2.University of WarwickUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-68687-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-45308-2
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