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Journal of Education (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

On-line version ISSN 2520-9868
Print version ISSN 0259-479X


HANCOCK, Tamara S.. Embroidery as method: Stitching together narrative becomings and data. Journal of Education [online]. 2020, n.78, pp.97-115. ISSN 2520-9868.

There has been a shift in gender for the veterinary medical profession, with little attention paid to the affects of women becoming veterinary students. To interrogate women becoming-veterinarians, I tell stories of becoming-veterinarian with a story of becoming-scholar, using narrative inquiry. I used data produced with current veterinary students in conversation with a photograph of a whiteboard and me. I embarked on an inventive analysis of sorting data excerpts and producing a new "white coat" with them-embroidering participant quotes onto the white coat I received when I entered veterinary school. This intra-action produced insights about becoming and I (re)present the crystallisation of these analyses into narratives of becoming stitched together. In this story, I interrogate my role and pose questions about learning and becoming.

Keywords : identity; becoming; narrative; embroidery; veterinarian.

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