Poetry and Participation: Scripting a Meaningful Research Text With Rape Crisis Workers

Jean Rath

Abstract


This article explores issues of representation and the development of participatory practices in the context of researching women's experiences of training to be rape crisis counselors. In moving between context and methods, research generated poetry, participants' responses and preferences, and discussion of textual presences, the layered text format invites the reader to develop a sense of how the reflective practitioner may negotiate, and constantly renegotiate, the unstable nature of what it means to represent both self/ves and Others within participatory qualitative research.

URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs1201224


Keywords


layered text; participation; methodology; rape crisis; representation; writing strategies; poetry

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-13.1.1791

Copyright (c) 2012 Jean Rath

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