Black is the night: masking and unmasking, social science research, and what a song might bring

Douglas, Kitrina (2022) Black is the night: masking and unmasking, social science research, and what a song might bring. International Review of Qualitative Research. p. 194084472211310. ISSN 1940-8447

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An important aspect of commissioned research is how we negotiate the distance that remains unbridged between a researcher and her participants. Arthur Frank, referencing Emmanuel Levinas asks, “Do I recognise what the other is having to hold together, to carry on at all, and his or her fear of life coming apart.” He then asks us to consider what role, or what part “the other” casts us in, in the unfolding drama of their life. I like the language Frank and Levinas use as they move into the realm of performance, where we can be cast in a role, and perhaps adopt a mask to work through these types of issues.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1177/19408447221131027
Additional Information: © 2022 International Institute for Qualitative Inquiry
Keywords: mask, masking, moral non fiction, performance, songs, song writing, role, emotional development, ethical development
Subjects: Music > Composition
Music > Music performance
Social sciences
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Depositing User: Kitrina Douglas
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2022 15:21
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 16:13


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