1st Edition

Writing and the Articulation of Postqualitative Research

Edited By David Lee Carlson, Ananí M. Vasquez, Anna Romero Copyright 2023
    206 Pages 34 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    206 Pages 34 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Writing and the Articulation of Postqualitative Research is a collection of experimental essays on the implications of articulating or performing qualitative research from postqualitative philosophies. Although writing has been an integral part of qualitative research, for better or worse, throughout the history of the field, the recent emergence of postqualitative inquiry necessitates a reconsideration of writing.

    This collection of international authors explores the process and practice of writing in qualitative research from an onto-epistemological perspective, engaging with temporal, spatial, relational, social-cultural, and affective concepts and dilemmas such as philosophical alignment, advocacy in research, and the privileging of written academic language for research dissemination. The exploration of these questions can help qualitative researchers in the social sciences and humanities consider how modalities and processes of writing can alter, shift, and challenge the ways in which they articulate their research. Thus, rather than writing being a conveyor of the events happening during data collection, or used to analyze data or display results, the authors in this book consider writing as a primary agent in the research process.

    This book has been designed for scholars in the social sciences and humanities who want to rethink how they use writing in their research endeavors and especially ones who are considering engaging with postqualitative research.


    David Lee Carlson, Anani Vasquez and Anna Romero

    1. Re-Writing the Writer-Subject Qualitatively: A Philosophical Perspective

    Marek Tesar

    2. Measure for Measure for Measure: What Counts with Qualitative Research and Writing

    James M. deLeon Salvo

    3. Thinking-Writing (Pedagogically) Inspired by Post-Philosophies: A Qualitative(ly) DiffŽrance

    Candace R. Kuby

    4. In the Studio: Dance Pedagogies as Writing Pedagogies

    Jasmine Brooke Ulmer

    5. "Genre Failing"

    Nancy Lesko and Seth McCall

    6. Writing Without Method

    Petra Hendry

    7. Writing as Uprootedness: Onto-Epistemological Considerations for Qualitative Research

    David Lee Carlson

    8. Writing Qualitatively Through/With/As Disturbances

    Kelly Guyotte

    9. The Whirlwinds of Writing Qualitatively: From Warrior Monk to Healing and Compassion

    Kakali Bhattacharya

    10. Writing to Know: A Pathway to Self, Others, and the Social World

    Jessica Lester and Pei-Jung Li

    11. Writing with Feminist Materialists and Posthumanist Qualitative Inquiry

    Nikki Fairchild

    12. An Epistle Outlining My Queer-Feminist Orientation to Reading/Writing in Qualitative Research

    Sarah Truman

    13. Children's Creative Response to Bushfire Devastation and Deforestation Regeneration: An Analysis of An Emergent Curriculum and a Pedagogy of Hope

    Margaret Somerville and Sarah J. Powell

    14. On Anti-Writing (Qualitatively)

    Jennifer Wolgemuth


    David Lee Carlson is Professor at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, USA.

    Ananí M. Vasquez is a doctoral candidate at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, USA.

    Anna Romero is a doctoral student at the University of Indiana-Bloomington, USA.

    "This is anything but an academic text on writing. This collection, edited by Carlson, Vasquez, and Romero and featuring work from exciting and thought-provoking scholars, brings writing into the conceptual foreground, extending writing beyond its communicative potential. In this collection writing is stretched, explored, and experimented with for its methodologic, creative, and theoretical potential as a mode of qualitative inquiry. The collection reimagines what is possible and permissible for scholarly writing." -- Linda Knight, Associate Professor, School of Education, RMIT University, Australia

    "Do we live our theories? Writing and the Articulation of Postqualitative Research worries the wound of theoretical writing, picking at the scab that too often covers up the burning concerns qualitative methods aim to uncover. Have we become too comfortable with the descriptions of how our work changes the field, forgetting to actively forge new ways, embolden new modes? This is an exciting experiment in other ways of living, which is to say, other ways of living our thinking." -- Erin Manning, Research Chair - Speculative Pragmatism, Art, and Pedagogy, Director, SenseLab, Concordia University, Canada

    "In this lovely collection, a new generation of 21st century social science researchers explore how writing continues to be a powerful method of inquiry that enables the new—what can and must be thought.□ For these authors, writing is never stable and dogmatic but always already available to re-invention and creation.□ Their writing stories and exemplars are inspiring." -- Elizabeth Adams St. Pierre, Professor, Mary Frances Early College of Education, University of Georgia, USA

    "This is a thoughtful and inspirational collection of essays on the art of writing in qualitative research. The scholars write with a kind of vulnerability that invites readers into generative thought about their own writing practices. The authors’ words will send the reader to write with renewed vigor.□□ A welcome addition to the literature on writing in qualitative research."□ -- Susan Nordstrom, Associate Professor of Qualitative Research Methodology, The University of Memphis, USA

    "This collection of textual compositions is already changing Writing and the Articulation of Postqualitative Research. Each chapter takes writing seriously, interrogates it honestly, and questions it (ir)reverently. The book offers a quantum shift for Novice and experienced researchers, artists, and scholars" -- Francyne M. Huckaby, Associate Provost of Faculty Affairs, Texas Christian University, USA

    "Working to keep open pedagogical spaces of mutual support in critical and creative experimentation, Writing and the Articulation of Postqualitative Research places the politics of form center stage. This book highlights the ways that researchers are implicated in their research not only at the level of accountability to content and community but also at the level of the forms we use to share knowledge. It reminds us that (writerly) forms are never neutral and always embedded in value systems. For those of us working in university spaces, Writing and the Articulation of Postqualitative Research works like a lever that, in concert with other levers, renders academic life more capacious, nimble, attentive, curious, tender, and meaningful." -- Natalie Loveless, Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory, University of Alberta, Canada