La construcción del objeto de estudio en el análisis cultural

Patiño, María Eugenia; Padilla, María Rebeca
December 2011
Estudios Sobre las Culturas Contemporáneas;dic2011, Vol. 17 Issue 34, p157
Academic Journal
The present essay is the result of a reflexive analysis carried out by the "Contemporary Cultural Studies" academic group integrated by professors and researchers that share a sociocultural perspective at the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes. The purpose of this reflection was to distinguish and discuss the elements engaged in the construction of an object of study in cultural analysis Four central topics are developed in this text: a) the criteria that guide the selection of a research theme; b) the sense that is assumed in the construction of an object of study in cultural studies; c) the theoretical and empirical dimension engaged in this process; and d) the acknowledgment of the researcher's subjectivity as a permanent element of the process. The analysis illustrates research methodology as a complex, non-lineal and creative process in which several issues are taken for granted. The results of this reflection suggest that collective methodological reflexivity between peers is needed in order to make more explicit it's processes, enhancing discussion and methodological reflexivity.


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