Speaking of/for Bodies
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This chapter presents several provocative perspectives on the positioning of researchers' and participants' bodies in research accounts across the qualitative continuum. It also presents several perspectives on embodiment and representation, including: composition theory, queered and cripped; a critical geography retake on maps; subjugated knowledges and knowledge of subjugation; radical specificity of embodied experience; and refracting bodies through crystallization. Creative representation of research findings invokes multiple senses in material formats to go beyond writing to include images, textures, sounds, or other sensory cues and attend to details of their own and participants' bodies in ways that bring them alive for readers and highlight their embodied being. The chapter describes a project that involved systematic qualitative analysis informed by feminist theory, an art installation, and a website with information intended for public consumption; together, these different representations of data position bodies in a variety of ways.