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Methodologies of Embodiment

Inscribing Bodies in Qualitative Research, 1st Edition

Edited by Mia Perry, Carmen Liliana Medina


156 pages | 28 B/W Illus.

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This volume is dedicated to exploring and exposing the challenges, the possibilities, and the processes of empirical work in embodiment. Grounded in qualitative inquiry in the humanities and social sciences, the chapters describe perspectives and contexts of embodied research, but focus on the methodologies, methods, and analytic frames taken up to grapple with this ever-more theorised aspect of qualitative inquiry. The authors drawn together in this volume share an investment in the ways in which the body inscribes and is inscribed within research that foregrounds the cultural, social, affective, and political discourses that are at the core of how bodies act and are acted upon.


"[A]s a sociologist of the body, am especially grateful to have discovered a book on the method-ologies of embodiment edited by Mia Perry (ecl foundation) and Carmen Liliana Medina (Indiana University)." - Ana Podvršic, Filozofska fakulteta Univerze v Ljubljani, Univerza Villetaneuse-Paris 13

Table of Contents

Foreword. Kathleen Gallagher. Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: Working Through the Contradictory Terrain of the Body in Qualitative Research Mia Perry and Carmen Liliana Medina 2. Devising in the Rhizome: The "Sensational" Body in Research in Applied Arts Mia Perry 3. Making the Body Visible Through Dramatic and Creative Play: Critical Literacy in Neighborhood Bridges Candance Doerr-Stevens, Cynthia Lewis, Deb Ingram and Maria Asp 4. The Disenchantment of Western Performance Training and the Search for an Embodied Experience: Towards a Methodology of the Ineffable Jane Turner 5. Becoming Attuned: Objects, Affects and Embodied Methodology James Ash and Lesley Anne Gallacher 6. Embodied Multimodality Framework: Examining Language and Literacy Practices of English Language Learners in Drama Classrooms Burcu Yaman Ntelioglou 7. Chicana/Latina Feminist Methodologies of Embodiment: Testimonios in the Young Adult Novel, Before We Were Free Carol Brochin and Carmen Liliana Medina 8. Behind the Body-Filled Scenes: Methodologies at Work on the Body in Graphica Stephanie Jones and James Woglom Afterword: Troubles with Embodiment Elizabeth Adams St. Pierre

About the Editors

Mia Perry is Research Director for the eclfoundation (, based in Scotland.

Carmen Liliana Medina is an associate professor in Literacy Culture and Language Education at Indiana University.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Research Methods

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General