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Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Resistance

Possibilities, Performances, and Praxis, 1st Edition

Edited by Norman K. Denzin, Michael D. Giardina


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We are global citizens trapped in a world we did not create. Our public institutions are under assault. Academics, media members, and everyday folks critical of the shifting public order are branded as ‘enemies of the state’ by right-wing media and elected officials alike.

Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Resistance takes as its mandate foregrounding, interrogating, imagining, and engaging in new ways of doing critical qualitative inquiry in these troubling times. Internationally renowned contributors write to resist, to celebrate community, to experiment with traditional and new methodologies, and to advance new ontologies and materialities. Together they seek to develop new understandings and exemplars concerning advocacy, inquiry and social justice concerns. And they share a commitment to change the world, to engage in ethical work that makes a positive difference. Topics include: embodiment, subjectivity, border crossing, positionality, praxis, and performance, as they relate to multiple understandings of resistance.

To that end, this book represents part of a global project committed to a politics of active and passive resistance, to non-violence; to bearing witness to injustice; refusing to be silenced; refusing to accept assaults on critical, interpretive inquiry; refusing to abandon the goal of social justice for all.

Table of Contents

Introduction Norman K. Denzin & Michael D. Giardina

1. Post-qualitative Inquiry, the Refusal of Method, and the Risk of the New Elizabeth Adams St.Pierre

2. Resistance is Becoming Not Possible: Philosophical Inquiry and the Challenge of Material Change Aaron M. Kuntz

3. Multiplicity of ‘Quality’ in Qualitative Inquiry (Re-visited) Mirka Koro, Mariia Vitrukh, And Timothy Wells

4. How is Qualitative Data? An Interrogation and Puppet Show Dream Sarah J. Tracy & Corey Reutlinger

5. Absurdity and Exaggeration as Forms of Inquiry: De/Colonizing Gendered Whiteness in U.S. Higher Education Kakali Bhattacharya

6. Social Justice in a More-Than-Human World Jasmine Brooke Ulmer

7. Sitting at the Kitchen Table: The Accented Cowboy or the Straight Masculine ‘Boy/Girl of the Night’? Claudio Moreira

8. Towards a Performative Ethics of Reciprocity Virginie Magnat

9. Deleuze, Derrida, and Post-qualitative Inquiry: Experimentation and Creation Versus Fundamental Powerlessness Serge Hein

10.You Say You Want a Revolution: On Resistance, Justice, and Changing the World through Critical Inquiry and Methodology Emily Noelle Sanchez Ignacio

Coda: Trump and the Legacy of a Menacing Past Henry A. Giroux

About the Editors

Norman K. Denzin is Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Communications, Sociology and the Humanities at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

Michael D. Giardina is Professor of Physical Culture & Qualitative Inquiry in the Department of Sport Management at Florida State University, USA

About the Series

International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry Series

The International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry has been hosted each May since 2005 by the International Center for Qualitative Inquiry at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. This volume, as well as preceding volumes, are products of plenary sessions from these international congresses. All of these volumes are edited by Norman K. Denzin and Michael D. Giardina and are available from Routledge.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Research & Methodology