Searching self-image: Identities to be self-evident

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Naming can alternatively be a definition of identity or a source of stigma. Un-naming can alter a story and serve to unhinge fixed definitions, initiating a democratic discourse that finds its own way of escaping the thrall of hegemony and dominating canons. Can qualitative research serve to un-name axiomatic frameworks of identity? This article is written to follow up to the author's Messing Around With Identity Constructs and continues his effort to establish the efficacy of a poststructural and poetic aesthetic in research writing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)869-884
Number of pages16
JournalQualitative Inquiry
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Aesthetic
  • Art education
  • Identity
  • Poetic
  • Post structural

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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