Table of contents for Action research and postmodernism : congruence and critique / Tony Brown and Liz Jones.


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Acknowledgements                                                 vi

Introduction                                                   1
 1 Emancipation and postmodernism                             3
 2  Research and the development of practice                     13

Part 1 The hermeneutic backdrop: narrating the
        researcher                                               31
 3  Creating data in practitioner research                       33
 4  Transitions: issues of temporality and practitioner research  57
 5  On identity                                                  70

Part 2 The postmodern turn - deconstructing the
        nursery classroom                                       91
 6  From emancipation to postmodernism: a nursery study      93
 7  A tale of disturbance                                       105
 8  Identity, power and resistance                              116
 9  Deconstructing the nursery classroom: that will undo
    nicely, but so what?                                       132
10 Transgressive agents: an optimistic possibility?         150

Conclusion                                                      167
11  Critical pedagogy in a postmodern world                    169

Bibliography                                                    185
Index                                                           196