chapter  4
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Who are we as researchers?

ByAdrian Holliday, Sara Amadasi

This chapter looks at how the people we engage with in research settings employ block and thread narratives in complex ways to position themselves both with each other and with researchers. Family represents a resource of meanings for researchers when they give explanations concerning their engagement with social research. Recognising the multidirectional spaces which contribute to the ways the Self is conceptualised and presented becomes a matter which affects researchers personally in their daily lives, and, as such, also the ways they decide to methodologically recognise, bring and consider this issue in their work. In everyday life interactions, the idea of taking up deCentred positions does not concern thus the kind of group a person decides to adhere to. It is not a matter of dichotomies between good and bad, majority or minority, or boys or girls.