UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Researching elite education: affectively inferred belongings, desires and exclusions

Maxwell, C; Aggleton, P; (2015) Researching elite education: affectively inferred belongings, desires and exclusions. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education , 28 (9) pp. 1065-1080. 10.1080/09518398.2015.1074751. Green open access

[thumbnail of Maxwell & Aggleton IJQSE 2015.pdf]
Preview
Text
Maxwell & Aggleton IJQSE 2015.pdf

Download (268kB) | Preview

Abstract

This paper reflects on key moments occurring during the course of a three-year study of elite girls’ education, with a focus on the power relations that emerged between researchers and elites within the context in which the study was conducted. Central to our analysis is a focus on the affective dimensions of interaction between the researcher and study participants. Our experience gaining access to elite schools in the study illustrates how productive relationships may be fostered by a demonstrated alignment of interests; the desire for intellectual dialogue; and factors linked to the dynamics of the local education market. In our interviews with elite young women, we found that experiences of affinity, foreignness or awe within the interview process triggered different systems of affect. These moments are significant in shaping understandings of the social projects pursued by elite subjects.

Type: Article
Title: Researching elite education: affectively inferred belongings, desires and exclusions
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/09518398.2015.1074751
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09518398.2015.1074751
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Elite education, reflexivity, research access, affective relations
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1471662
Downloads since deposit
0Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item