Fisher K.,University of Auckland |
Williams M.,University of Newcastle |
Fitzherbert S.,University of Auckland |
Fitzherbert S.,Massey University |
And 17 more authors.
New Zealand Geographer | Year: 2015
This paper investigates the writing of situated knowledge and explores the possibilities of enacting difference by writing differently. We present a selection of research stories in which carrier bags, sounds, baskets, gardens and potatoes are interpreted less as objects of research or metaphors to aid in analysing phenomena, than as mediators of the stories. Our stories emphasise the ontological politics of engaging with and representing the relational, the messy, the spontaneous, the unpredictable, the non-human and bodily experiences. These stories demonstrate how writing is performative and how it is integral to the production of knowledge. © 2015 New Zealand Geographical Society.