In Speculative Pedagogies of Qualitative Inquiry, the authors discuss what ‘inquiry’ is and how we teach it — and if it is even possible to teach. With a proliferation of how-to manuals for doing qualitative research, the time is ripe for a discussion not only on what we teach (curriculum) but also how we teach (pedagogy).
This book seeks to teach students to become qualitative inquirers, not with a formulaic recipe, but rather show them how to think from a place of uncertain, (w)rest(full), relational liveliness. The authors seek to create qualitative inquiry courses that create spaces that consider our abilities to respond to, come to know (epistemology), be (ontology), and do (axiology) qualitative inquiry. Thus, a main thread of this book is (re)thinking and (re)imagining inquiry which they come to conceptualize as (in)query. The authors think with both data from graduate level research courses and theoretical concepts from poststructuralism, posthumanism, and feminist ‘new’ materialism.
This book is timely in the face of a growing neoliberal academy which values prescription and repetition over innovation, thinking differently, and engaging with research. It will be an invaluable resource for graduate students looking to use qualitative inquiry in their research.
What happens when we thinkteach qualitative (in)query with uncertain, (w)rest(full), relational liveliness? In Speculative Pedagogies of Qualitative Inquiry, Kuby and Christ slow down to engage in and with moments sparked by their own pedagogies and muse on the nuances of (in)query practices. A lovely text to think-with and teach-with.
Kelly W. Guyotte, Assistant Professor of Qualitative Research, University of Alabama
List of Figures
Preface: Force-full Concept Mapping: A Backstory to the Book
Introduction: A Backstory to Our CurriculumPedagogy
Chapter 1: (Re)Etymologizing: Our Thinking/Writing/Theorizing Together
Chapter 2: The Be(com)ing of (In)query as Uncertain (W)rest(full) Relational Liveliness
Rabbit Hole: Rabbit Holing
Chapter 3: Trust(ing):Strings Strongly Stringed Together in Mundane Everydayness
Rabbit Hole: Succulent Muse
Chapter 4: Navigating and Negotiating: Becoming Qualitative (In)querers
Rabbit Hole: Fullness
Chapter 5: E/Intervening: An Ethics of Always, Already Being In-Between
Rabbit Hole: TheoryPractice
Chapter 6: Speculative Pedagogies of Qualitative Inquiry