Between Dance and Detention: Ethical Considerations of Mesearch in Performance.

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    Within this chapter, I explore the notion ‘mesearch’, taking its departure from sociological investigations in autoethnography and autobiograhy. First I define ‘mesearch’ as a personalised research paradigm. Second, I consider the ethical principles of mesearch which has both inward and outward perspectives, acknowledge the self in relationality to others. This reveals the central role of inter-subjectivity in terms of ethics: valuing the experience of self and of other. Third in light of the above I defend selfhood research against critiques relating to elfabsorption, misdirected solipsism and privileged navel-gazing. Finally, underpinning the theoretical frameworks on which I build the idea of ‘mesearch’ I provide practical examples found within my own work as a performance artist.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research Ethics
    EditorsRon Iphofen, Martin Tolich
    Place of PublicationThousand Oaks CA
    PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
    ISBN (Print)9781473970977
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2018


    • Ethics
    • Risk
    • Mesearch
    • PaR
    • Drag
    • Queer
    • Performance
    • Dance
    • Autoethnography
    • Research
    • Drugs
    • Performing
    • Boundaries


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