Mobile subjectivities: positioning the nonunitary self in critical, feminist and postmodern research
Ogle, KR & Glass, N 2006, ‘Mobile subjectivities: positioning the nonunitary self in critical, feminist and postmodern research’, Advances in Nursing Science, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 170-180.
Most scholarly work is written from the perspective of the author being a unitary subject occupying a sole, rational, and unified position. This article argues that scholarship may be enhanced by the author adopting multiple subject positions as a methodological framework. Such an adoption is advantageous in working against the romance of the notion of a single truth while also maintaining teleological values congruent with critical and feminist agendas. This article outlines the conceptual development of this methodological framework, the rationale for its development, an explication of the concept of multiple subjectivity, and an exemplar of its application within nursing research.