Making Worlds, Making Justice and the Responsibility to Live Justly on Stolen Land

  • Debra HayesEmail author


In this chapter, Hayes reflects on how working with Karen Barad’s (Meeting the universe halfway: Quantum physics and the entanglement of matter and meaning. Durham: Duke University Press, 2007) agential realist ontology challenges her to think differently about her ethnographic research practices. This difference arises from recognising how these practices ‘cut the world apart’ into specific material phenomena. Examples from the author’s ethnographies of schooling are called upon to examine how fieldwork can take the form of an ethical obligation to intra-act in the field in ways that ‘contest and rework what matters and what is excluded from mattering’ (p. 235).


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  1. 1.The University of SydneySydneyAustralia

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