146 pages | 2 B/W Illus.
Recently, Black women have taken the world stage in national politics, popular culture, professional sports, and bringing attention to racial injustice in policing and the judicial system. However, rarely are Black women acknowledged and highlighted for their efforts to understand the social problems confronting our generation and those generations that came before us. In the post-civil rights era, research faculty and theoreticians must acknowledge the marginalization of Black women scholars’ voices in contemporary qualitative scholarship and debates.
Black Feminism in Qualitative Inquiry: A Mosaic for Writing our Daughter's Body engages qualitative inquiry to center the issues and concerns of Black women as researcher(s) and the researched while simultaneously questioning the ostensible innocence of qualitative inquiry, including methods of data collection, processes of data analysis, and representations of human experiences and identities. The text centers "daughtering" as the onto-epistemological tool for approaches to Black feminist and critical race data analysis in qualitative inquiry.
Advanced and novice researchers interested in decolonizing methodologies and liberatory tools of analysis will find the text useful for cultural, education, political, and racial critiques that center the intersectional identities and interpretations of Black women and girls and other people of color. Daughtering as a tool of analysis in Black feminist qualitative inquiry is our own cultural and spiritual way of being, doing, and performing decolonizing work.
Fieldnote 1. A Mosaic of Black Feminism
Fieldnote 2. Witnesses to the Covenant
Fieldnote 3. Decolonizing the Mind
Fieldnote 4. Tellin’ Stories: Black Women’s Thumbprints
Fieldnote 5. (De)Commodification of the Black Girl Narrative
Fieldnote 6. Voice in Re/Presentation
Fieldnote 7. Writing My Daughter’s Body
Fieldnote 8. Unveiling the Mask
Fieldnote 9. An Inconvenient Truth
Fieldnote 10. Text Message: A Call and Response
Fieldnote 11. Daughtering: Decoding the Covenant
The books in the series Futures of Data Analysis in Qualitative Research document the various ways in which qualitative researchers approach data analysis within the context of qualitative inquiry. The series specifically encourages work done from various intersected margins which focus on ways in which a researcher might have had to break rank with traditions, established practices, or privileged, dominant approaches. The books consider multiple aspects including, but not limited to, role of theory, ethics, positionality, processes and their role in generating insights.
While the emphasis of the series is analysis, books in the series could also subvert how analysis is understood and practiced in qualitative inquiry if established discourses are incommensurable for their specific inquiries. Focusing on non-traditional or reconfiguration of the familiar in analysis, the series encourages books written from various interpretive, critical, deconstructive, or other contemporary orientations. The books not only offer narrative details of qualitative data analysis process with examples, but also new ontoepistemic, theoretical, methodological, and substantive knowledge.
For more information about the series or to submit a book proposal, please contact Series Editor Kakali Bhattacharya, [email protected]