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Are the theoretical underpinnings and structure of the traditional monography conducive to the postmodern thesis?

Bergstedt, Bosse LU and Herbert, Anna-Karin LU (2010) In Nordic Studies in Education p.238-251
Abstract
In this article we argue that there are several similarities between

the process of Bildung and the process of producing a modern

monography which are mirrored in the final product of the thesis

both in terms of content andstructure. A short historical summary

of Bildung and hermeneuticsis given, followed by a discussion

concerning the positioning and conceptualization of the individual within the process of Bildung, which is then criticized from a poststructuralist perspective,so as to suggest how the modern monography might be

developed to include an alternative view. Here, knowledge is

seen to arise from the interaction of both conscious and unconscious

processes,... (More)
In this article we argue that there are several similarities between

the process of Bildung and the process of producing a modern

monography which are mirrored in the final product of the thesis

both in terms of content andstructure. A short historical summary

of Bildung and hermeneuticsis given, followed by a discussion

concerning the positioning and conceptualization of the individual within the process of Bildung, which is then criticized from a poststructuralist perspective,so as to suggest how the modern monography might be

developed to include an alternative view. Here, knowledge is

seen to arise from the interaction of both conscious and unconscious

processes, implying the necessity for a different type of

research which takes into account ruptures, gaps, inconsistencies

and irregularities, as opposed to looking for meaning, unity and

consistencies. Presenting examples of postmodern monographies,

we argue that the modern thesis needs to expand and/or

change to allow for these new modes of research to develop. (Less)
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the process of Bildung and the process of producing a modern<br/><br>
monography which are mirrored in the final product of the thesis<br/><br>
both in terms of content andstructure. A short historical summary<br/><br>
of Bildung and hermeneuticsis given, followed by a discussion<br/><br>
concerning the positioning and conceptualization of the individual within the process of Bildung, which is then criticized from a poststructuralist perspective,so as to suggest how the modern monography might be<br/><br>
developed to include an alternative view. Here, knowledge is<br/><br>
seen to arise from the interaction of both conscious and unconscious<br/><br>
processes, implying the necessity for a different type of<br/><br>
research which takes into account ruptures, gaps, inconsistencies<br/><br>
and irregularities, as opposed to looking for meaning, unity and<br/><br>
consistencies. Presenting examples of postmodern monographies,<br/><br>
we argue that the modern thesis needs to expand and/or<br/><br>
change to allow for these new modes of research to develop.},
  author       = {Bergstedt, Bosse and Herbert, Anna-Karin},
  issn         = {1891-5914},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {238--251},
  publisher    = {Universitetsforlaget},
  series       = {Nordic Studies in Education},
  title        = {Are the theoretical underpinnings and structure of the traditional monography conducive to the postmodern thesis?},
  year         = {2010},
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