Message from the Editor
The last time I wrote a note for our newsletter in early 2020, I thought the pandemic would be over soon. How wrong I was. I hope you have continued to keep well. In fact, a three-week absence from T&F of my own with COVID (a mild case from which I have fully recovered) highlighted for me the endless patience, grace and continuing thoughtful work of our Research Methods authors. It is as always a great pleasure to showcase some of the new books in Research Methods and news for this early quarter of 2021.
We have quite a spread of new books for you; new key textbooks including the seventh edition of the prestigious and established Research Methods for Public Administrators, by Gary Rassel, Zachary Mohr, Suzanne Leland and Elizabethann O’Sullivan. We have a variety of new books within the emerging and sometimes hotly-contested area of postqualitative / posthumanist research.
Finally, I would like to highlight two of our new books in autoethnography, from the ‘Writing Lives’ series: Writing the Self in Bereavement by Reinekke Lengelle, and Ron Pelias’ new poetry book, Lessons on Aging and Dying. It is a curious coincidence that these books have come into the world together, when they are both about leaving the world. It feels rather bittersweet to see them published at such a time. They are perhaps the two most powerful and emotionally intensive books I have ever had to work on, not without challenges at times. I thank series editors Carolyn Ellis, Tony Adams and Art Bochner, and of course authors Reinekke and Ron, for all their collaboration, support and the emotional work of their own.
Hannah Shakespeare, February 2021
The books in the series Futures of Data Analysis in Qualitative Research document the various ways in which qualitative researchers approach data analysis within the context of qualitative inquiry. The series specifically encourages work done from various intersected margins which focus on ways in which a researcher might have had to break rank with traditions, established practices, or privileged, dominant approaches. The books consider multiple aspects including, but not limited to, role of theory, ethics, positionality, processes and their role in generating insights. Read More >>
I offer my warmest congratulations to our authors who have been recognised in awards: Greg Hancock, Laura Stapleton and Ralph Mueller, winners of AERA Division D 'Significant Contribution to Educational Measurement and Research Methodology' Award, 2021, for The Reviewer's Guide to Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences 2e. To Erica Edwards and Jennifer Esposito, winners of the 2021 ICQI Qualitative Book Award for Intersectional Analysis as a Method to Analyze Popular Culture, and to Sandra Faulkner who received an Honourable Mention for Poetic Inquiry 2e.
Postqualitative and Posthumanist Research
Navigating the Postqualitative, New Materialist and Critical Posthumanist Terrain Across Disciplines: An Introductory Guide
December 29, 2020 by Routledge