1st Edition

Transformative Visions for Qualitative Inquiry

Edited By Norman K. Denzin, Michael D. Giardina Copyright 2022
    214 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    214 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Transformative Visions for Qualitative Inquiry takes as its central theme the idea of transformation, transformative action, transformative possibilities, and potentialities for the future for qualitative inquiry. In a present moment defined by a pandemic of meanings over COVID-19, climate change, political upheaval, inequality, and oppression of all kinds, contributors to this volume seek a new way forward—to reimagine a post-pandemic pedagogy of hope and compassion both for qualitative research and for the communities in which we inhabit. Empathy. Healing. Collaboration. Survival. Discomfort. Protection. Justice. Creative agency. The arts. These are the watchwords for the road ahead.

    In these uncertain times, leading international scholars from the United States, Canada, and Australia look ahead with a renewed sense of hope, but remain grounded in the reality that much work lies ahead—that our inquiry must meet the demands of our hopeful but evolving future. More specifically, contributors focus on such topics as: academic healing; environmental justice; the hegemony of higher education and challenges to critical education; arts-based research such as songwriting, participatory workshops, and autopoetics; disruptions to conventional humanist and Western modes of thought; and questions of empathy and spirit-writing.

    Transformative Visions for Qualitative Inquiry is a must-read for faculty and students alike who are interested in imagining new ways to restore healing from the pandemic—to push back, resist, heal, share, laugh, and live.

    Introduction: Transformative Visions for Qualitative Inquiry

    Norman K. Denzin and Michael D. Giardina

    Section I: Performative Transformations

    Chapter 1. Empathy as a Collaborative Act

    Ronald J. Pelias

    Chapter 2. Autoethnographic Reparative Pedagogies and Academic Healing

    Sophie Tamas

    Chapter 3. Collaborative Spirit-writing for Social Justice

    Bryant Keith Alexander and Mary E. Weems

    Chapter 4. "Nobody Ever Told Me": Remembering Blackqueer Pasts for Blackqueer Futures

    Durell M. Callier

    Section II: Philosophical Transformations

    Chapter 5. Bursting Forth: Attending to the More-than-human in Qualitative Research

    Kathy Roulston

    Chapter 6. Against Lists: A Post-manifesto for a Wild, Ecological Creativity

    Daniel Harris and Stacy Holman Jones

    Chapter 7. Refusal for Survival and the Cultivation of Discomfort in Hegemonic Academia AND Problematizing English as Master(y) Language for Qualitative Research AND

    Mirka Koro, Ananí M. Vasquez, and Adnan Turan

    Section III: Artistic Transformations

    Chapter 8. Allying Arts-based and Indigenous Approaches for Environmental Protection and Social Justice

    Geo Takach

    Chapter 9. Place-based Songwriting

    John Christopher Haddox

    Chapter 10. Dramatizing and Workshopping the Data: Applied Theatre as Dialogic Research

    Joe Norris, Nadia Ganesh, Kevin Hobbs, and Michael Martin Metz

    Coda. Trumpism and the Challenge of Critical Education

    Henry A. Giroux


    Norman K. Denzin is Emeritus Professor of Communications, Sociology, and the Humanities, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Founding Director of the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry.

    Michael D. Giardina is Professor of Physical Culture and Qualitative Inquiry at Florida State University, and Director of the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry.