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2nd Edition

Thinking with Theory in Qualitative Research

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ISBN 9781138952140
April 1, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
200 Pages

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Book Description

This text shows how to use various philosophical concepts in practices of inquiry, effectively opening up the process of data analysis in qualitative research. Special features of the book include schematic cues to help guide the reader, interludes explaining the possibilities of thinking with a particular concept and theorist and detailed chapters. The new edition expands the range of data interpretations by adding two new chapters one on the emerging field of affect (using the work of Lauren Berlandt) and also one interpreting the approach of Sara Ahmed. This vital tool will be invaluable to both students and experienced researchers across all of the social sciences.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Plugging One Text into Another Interlude I: Why Derrida? 2. Derrida: Thinking with Deconstruction Interlude II: Why Spivak? 3. Spivak: Thinking with Marginality Interlude III: Why Foucault? 4. Foucault: Thinking with Power/Knowledge Interlude IV: Why Butler? 5. Butler: Thinking with Performativity Interlude V: Why Deleuze? 6. Deleuze: Thinking with Desire Interlude VI: Why Barad? 7. Barad: Thinking with Intra-Action 8. Ahmed: title to be confirmed. 9. Berlandt: Affect 10. Diffractions

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Alecia Y. Jackson is Associate Professor at the Department of Leadership and Educational Studies, Reich College of Education, Appalachian State University, USA. She is co-editor with Lisa Mazzei of Voice in Qualitative Inquiry (Routledge).

Lisa A. Mazzei is Associate Professor, Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies, Gonzaga University, USA. She is also Visiting Research Fellow at the Education and Social Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. She is co-editor with Alecia Jackson of Voice in Qualitative Inquiry (Routledge), and author of Inhabited Silence in Qualitative Research.