WP25 Reflexivity & the research interview: Habitus and class in parents? accounts of children in public care

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The central question of this paper is: what reflexivity look like when it is being fleshed out on the basis of the Bourdieuan concept of habitus and when interviewing occasions are seen as operating in a linguistic market which is oriented toward the production of legitimate language use. The
data I will draw on are two open-ended interviews (and a corresponding set of interviewing experiences) with lone parents who have (had) an adolescent in public care. These data form part of a larger discursive ethnography of practices of child protection/care in Flanders and Britain.