Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Resistance
Possibilities, Performances, and Praxis
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. It is a politics of non-violence: one that bears witness to injustice; that refuses to be silenced or accept assaults on critical, interpretive inquiry; and ultimately refuses to abandon the goal of social justice for all.
Table of Contents
Introduction Norman K. Denzin and 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-Imagined) Mirka Koro, Mariia Vitrukh, and Timothy C. Wells
4. How is Qualitative Data? An Interrogation and Puppet Show Dream Sarah J. Tracy and 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 (Or, Growing Tomaties) Jasmine Brooke Ulmer
7. Sitting at the Kitchen's 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 F. 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
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 and Qualitative Inquiry in the Department of Sport Management at Florida State University, USA.