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Qualitative Inquiry in the Public Sphere

Edited by Norman K. Denzin, Michael Giardina

© 2018 – Routledge

224 pages | 6 B/W Illus.

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In the present political climate, qualitative researchers can bring rigorous research findings to public communities outside of the academy. Their findings can directly affect public policies, social justice, education and diversity issues, amongst others. The distinguished contributors of this book form a call to arms for the ever-increasing relevance of qualitative research in the public sphere.

Table of Contents

Part I 1. Getting our qualitative ‘out there’ into the public sphere: But where is ‘out there’ and how do we work out who to tell what to? (Julianne Cheek, Ostfold University College, Norway). 2. Making it relevant: Qualitative Inquiry in the public sphere (Uwe Flick, Freie Universtat Berlin, Germany). 3.The value of qualitative inquiry for public policy (Joe Maxwell, George Mason University, USA). 4. Radically reframing critical research (James Scheurich, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA)

Part II. 5. ‘I can see, but do I live?’: ‘Transforming Research’ as an issue of social justice and human rights for Indigenous peoples (Graham Hingangaroa Smith, University of Waikato, New Zealand). 6. Collaborative autoethnography: Ethical inquiry that makes a difference (Judith Lapadat, University of Lethbridge, Canada). 7. Digital research in the public sphere: The reprise of critical theory as public contribution (Annette Markham, Aarhus University, Denmark). 8. The future of critical arts-based research: Creating political spaces for resistance politics (Susan Finley, Washington State University)

Part III. 9. Qualitative inquiry in the neoliberal public sphere (Mitchell Allen, University of California-Berkeley, USA). 10. Qualitative research and global audit culture: The politics of productivity, accountability, and possibility (Marc Spooner, University of Regina, Canada). 11. A dangerous accountability: Neoliberalism’s veer toward accountancy in higher education (Yvonna S. Lincoln, Texas A&M University, USA). 12. Being post-qualitative in the neoliberal university (Patti Lather, Ohio State University, USA)

About the Editors

Norman K. Denzin (PhD, University of Iowa) is Distinguished Professor of Communications, College of Communications Scholar, and Research Professor of Communications, Sociology, and Humanities at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. One of the world’s foremost authorities on qualitative research and cultural criticism, Denzin is the author or editor of more than two dozen books. He is co-editor (with Yvonna S Lincoln) of the methods journal Qualitative Inquiry, founding editor of Cultural Studiesó Critical Methodologies and International Review of Qualitative Research, editor of three book series, and founding director of the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry.

Michael D. Giardina (PhD, University of Illinois) is an Associate Professor of Media, Politics, and Culture, and Associate Director of the Center for Sport, Health, and Equitable Development, at Florida State University. He is the author or editor of 18 books. He is Editor of the Sociology of Sport Journal, Special Issues Editor of Cultural Studiesó Critical Methodologies, and Associate Director of the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry

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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