Reflexive practice in live sociology:lessons from researching Brexit in the lives of British citizens living in the EU-27

Benson, Michaela and O’Reilly, Karen (2020) Reflexive practice in live sociology:lessons from researching Brexit in the lives of British citizens living in the EU-27. Qualitative Research. ISSN 1468-7941

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Abstract

This paper brings reflexivity into conversation with debates about positionality and live sociology to argue for reflexivity to be reimagined as an enduring practice that is collaborative, responsible, iterative, engaged, agile and creative. We elaborate our argument with reference to examples and contemplations drawn from our experiences researching what Brexit means for Britons living in the EU-27 for the BrExpats research project, which was informed from the outset by reflexive practice. We outline three (of a number of) potential strategies for engaging in reflexive practice: reflexive positioning, reflexive navigating and reflexive interpreting or sense-making. We acknowledge that these are not separate actions in practice but are conceptually distinguishable aspects of an ongoing reflexive practice, informed by our understanding of the cognitive relationship between reflexivity and practice theory.

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Journal Article
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Qualitative Research
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155770
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Deposited On:
07 Jun 2021 11:10
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Yes
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Published
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23 Jun 2021 04:27