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Collaborative Futures in Qualitative Inquiry
Research in a Pandemic

ISBN 9780367723835
Published May 4, 2021 by Routledge
172 Pages

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Book Description

Collaborative Futures in Qualitative Inquiry critically reflects on and explores the role of qualitative research amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic. Against this unprecedented backdrop, it asks what research means during a global pandemic and what it means to be an academic.

Leading international scholars from the United States, Canada, Chile, New Zealand, Norway, and the United Kingdom wrestle with the changing dynamics of research in pandemic times. Collectively and collaboratively, contributors call for a critical, performative, social justice inquiry directed at the multiple crises of our historical present—a rethinking of where we have been, and, critically, where we are going. More specifically, contributors focus on such topics as: the emotional geographies of academic writing; assaults on science and truth; pedagogies of the imagination; indigenization and reconciliation; the search for our common humanity; and the relevance of qualitative inquiry in an era of big data and digital transformation.

Collaborative Futures in Qualitative Inquiry is a must-read for faculty and students alike who are interested in imagining new ways to collaborate, to engage in research and activism, and represent and intervene into social life in pandemic times.

Table of Contents


Norman K. Denzin and Michael D. Giardina

Section I: Political Futures

1. The COVID-19 Pandemic is Exposing the Plague of Neoliberalism

Henry A. Giroux

2. Becoming Weary/Wary: Confecting Anew in a Fascist World

Aaron M. Kuntz

Section II: Performative Futures

3. Betweeners: Our Common Humanity in Repressive Times

Claudio Moreira and Marcelo Diversi

4. The Emotional Geographies of Academic Writing: Writing as a Method of Survival

Sophie Tamas, Katarina Georgaras and Maria Dabboussy

5. It is a Lonely Voice Between the Social Rebellion and the Pandemic

Cesar A. Cisneros-Puebla

6. Whimsy, Ethnographic Writing, and the Everyday: Possibilities, Politics, Poetics

Katie Fitzpatrick and Jonathan Wyatt

Section III: Global Futures

7. Still Stumbling toward Indigenization, Reconciliation, and Decolonization: We Acknowledge the Land, Now What?

Patrick Lewis

8. Slow-Motion Activism: Performing Impossible Futures

Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston

9. Big Data, Thick Data, Digital Transformation, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Why Qualitative Inquiry is More Relevant than Ever

Julianne Cheek

Coda. Sublime Resistance: Imagining Peace, Freedom, Health, Happiness, Community

John M. Johnson

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Norman K. Denzin is Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Communications, Sociology, and the Humanities at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the Founder of the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry.

Michael D. Giardina is Professor of Physical Culture and Qualitative Inquiry in the Department of Sport Management at Florida State University. He is the Director of the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry.