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Cutting apart together: A diffracted spatial history of an online scholarly relationship

Barnes, N. and Netolicky, D.M.ORCID: 0000-0002-5258-0890 (2018) Cutting apart together: A diffracted spatial history of an online scholarly relationship. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 32 (4). pp. 380-393.

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Drawing on the notion of cutting together-apart introduced by Karen Barad and combining it with Lefebvre’s notion of a flaneur (f. flâneuse) who moves between temporal, spatial and political relationships, this article performs a collaboration mediated by social media, namely blogging and tweeting. It draws on the notion of history, space, and social relationships to describe how two women met online. This collaboration as inquiry is about working together despite our differences – finding places to meet rather than diverge, and to dialogue rather than debate. Through a duo-ethnography of how this relationship worked and did not work, notions about how the digital world can act as a mediator for academic work are explored.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Publisher: Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis Group
Copyright: © 2018 Informa UK Limited
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