Feeling or funding? Critical co-production, rationality, emotionality and axiological reflections

Hiemstra, M. and Matthews, C.R. ORCID: 0000-0001-8561-2863, 2024. Feeling or funding? Critical co-production, rationality, emotionality and axiological reflections. Qualitative Inquiry. ISSN 1077-8004 (Forthcoming)

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Co-produced research is at risk of becoming, and has perhaps already become, a ‘mere buzzword', separated from its social and academic value. We argue this is connected to two things: the structuring of contemporary, particularly Global Northern academia, and the traditional, dichotomous, and false intellectual separation of rationality from emotionality. Our modest attempt to tackle these problems comes in the form of an extended critical discussion of co-production and a social theoretical account of the emotions. These sections provide something of a ‘ground clearing’, and based upon which, we illustrate our thesis with two personal accounts about how we came to value co-production as a fundamentally moral and ethical way to approach our research. We conclude by appealing to colleagues to join us in attempting to undermine the empty and tokenistic use of co-production by openly and honestly discussing the axiological and emotional foundations from which they work.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Qualitative Inquiry
Creators: Hiemstra, M. and Matthews, C.R.
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Date: 20 May 2024
ISSN: 1077-8004
Rights: Accepted for publication in Qualitative Inquiry. Reuse is restricted to non-commercial and no derivative uses.
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 20 May 2024 12:30
Last Modified: 20 May 2024 12:30
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/51453

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