This volume highlights work being done in qualitative inquiry through a variety of critical lenses such as new materialism, queer theory, and narrative inquiry. Contributors ranging from seasoned academics to emerging scholars attend to questions of ontology and epistemology, providing, in the process, insights that any qualitative researcher interested in the state of the field would find of value. The authors:
- re-think taken-for-granted paradigms, frameworks, methodologies, ethics, and politics;
- demonstrate major shifts in qualitative inquiry, and point readers in new and exciting directions;
- advocate for a critical qualitative inquiry that addresses social justice, decolonization, and the politics of research;
- present plenary addresses and other key original papers from the 2015 International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry.
This title is sponsored by the International Association of Qualitative Inquiry, a major new international organization which sponsors an annual Congress.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Qualitative Inquiry Through a Critical Lens
Norman K. Denzin & Michael D. Giardina
Section I: Theoretical Imperatives
Chapter 1: The Long Reach of Logical Positivism/Logical Empiricism
Elizabeth Adams St. Pierre
Chapter 2: Moving Forward, Pushing Back: Indigenous Methodologies in the Academy
Chapter 3: The Power of Stories and the Potential of Theorizing for Social Justice Studies
Section II: Methodological Interventions
Chapter 4: Poetic Inquiry: Transforming Qualitative Data into Poetry
Valerie J. Janesick
Chapter 5: Emergent Listening
Chapter 6: Queer and Quare Autoethnography
Robin M. Boylorn & Tony E. Adams
Chapter 7: This is Not a Collaborative Writing
Mirka Koro-Ljungberg & Jasmine B. Ulmer
Section III: Performing Inquiry
Chapter 8: Written Raw: Omissions, Overshares, and the Shameful Ethics of Personal Narrative
Chapter 9: Writing In/Through the In Between: Messy Middles and Cartoon Clouds
Chapter 10: Fragments of a Western Self
Norman K. Denzin
Norman K. Denzin is Distinguished Professor of Communications, College of Communications Scholar, and Research Professor of Communications, Sociology, and Humanities at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Michael D. Giardina is Associate Professor of Sport, Culture, and Politics and Associate Director of the Center for Sport, Health, and Equitable Development at Florida State University.