Under one roof: living together and apart in an urban-supported housing scheme

Douglas, Kitrina and Carless, David (2020) Under one roof: living together and apart in an urban-supported housing scheme. Departures in critical qualitative research, 9 (3). pp. 3-27. ISSN 2333-9489

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In this paper we share a musical performance ethnography, titled Under One Roof, as an example of one approach to critical arts-based research. The piece stems from commissioned research which took the form of an ethnography of an urban supported housing scheme for people aged over 50 years of age. We discuss some tensions of conducting radical democratic performative work within a political climate characterised by the commodification of knowledge and marketisation of science. This context provides a backdrop to subsequent reflections around performing praxis through a critical political and cultural engagement. Specifically, we consider how Under One Roof challenges dominant stories about homelessness, poverty, discrimination, alcohol and substance misuse, marginalisation and ageing through privileging personal stories. We consider how students’ participation through readings of the script during lectures made it possible, in Giroux’s (2014, p. 46) terms, to “connect the practice of classroom teaching with important social problems.”

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1525/dcqr.2020.9.3.3
Additional Information: © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California. This is the final published version of the following article: [Kitrina Douglas, David Carless; Under One Roof: Living Together and Apart in an Urban-Supported Housing Scheme. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 23 September 2020; 9 (3): 3–27. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2020.9.3.3], which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2020.9.3.3
Keywords: Arts-based research, Critical pedagogy, Narrative, Performance ethnography, Songs
Subjects: Education > Change theory and change management
Education > Teaching and learning
Education > Teaching and learning > Technology-enhanced learning
Social sciences > Communication and culture
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Depositing User: Kitrina Douglas
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2020 07:52
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 16:04
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/7429

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