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Title: Let's Get Real: New Continental Philosophy's Methodological Imperative
Authors: Earley, Amanda
First Published: 2016
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: Consumption, Markets and Culture In Press
Abstract: This paper elucidates the implications of the ontological turn within continental philosophy for social researchers. In my literature review I focus on the work of Žižek, Badiou, and Ferraris, and I identify three challenges which we must address. First, their work demands increasingly realist approaches to social research. Building on this, the second challenge is to find a methodology which can serve this realist approach; here, I argue that critique of the critical theory tradition is most appropriate. The third and final challenge is to identify appropriate concrete methods. I do so and then provide an example of how these methods could be applied in the study of sustainable food production. Ultimately I argue that the most important intervention is an ethical one, as this tradition compels us to produce knowledge which benefits the comparatively disadvantaged in society. I conclude with specific implications for my own field of consumer research.
ISSN: 1025-3866
eISSN: 1477-223X
Links: TBA
Embargo on file until: 1-Jan-10000
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Creative Commons “Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives” licence CC BY-NC-ND, further details of which can be found via the following link: Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website.
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