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ResearchingWITH: Narratives and Crafts in Research in Psychology

Department of Psychology, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói 24360-400, Brazil
Department of Clinical Psychology, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 20550-900, Brazil
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Genealogy 2019, 3(2), 14;
Received: 31 January 2019 / Revised: 21 March 2019 / Accepted: 26 March 2019 / Published: 1 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Feminist Genealogies: Specific Political Intersections)
In this paper, we share research narratives based on our practice as researchers. We understand that narrating, researching, and weaving are intertwined processes that lead us into peculiar and unpredictable actions in the research field. Therefore, researching is a risky practice. It entails unforeseen transformations and is both a craft and an ontological policy: If there is no given reality, what realities are performed along with our research practices? For what and to whom do we produce knowledge? We aim to discuss research policies that are in tune with local, contextualized, and embodied knowledge, and ways of doing research that consider the other—or the “object”—not as a passive target from whom you get information, but as an expert. Consequently, researching is understood as sharing expertise and as a reciprocal transformation device that activates all of those involved. We intend to share what has been produced by our research groups in Brazil. Our studies are intertwined as a network of connections and affectations and are guided by ResearchWith, which is a way of undertaking research that weaves WITH others and not ABOUT them. We emphasize this experience as a way of doing science in the feminine and we understand this as a craft. View Full-Text
Keywords: ontological policy; researchingWITH; social psychology; science in the feminine; narratives ontological policy; researchingWITH; social psychology; science in the feminine; narratives
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Moraes, M.; de Toledo Quadros, L.C. ResearchingWITH: Narratives and Crafts in Research in Psychology. Genealogy 2019, 3, 14.

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