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The Qualitative Inquiry Reader
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The Qualitative Inquiry Reader



January 2002 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
`If students and scholars interested in qualitative inquiry have felt that the field of qualitative research has come to a peaceful and dignified academic standstill, then this book will awaken them to a different reality. It brings the message that there is a storm rising on the qualitative horizon, but we do not know when it will hit us, from which direction or what its nature will be' - Nyhedsbrev

The Qualitative Inquiry Reader offers a selection of landmark articles from the popular SAGE journal Qualitative Inquiry. These collected works introduce the necessary critical framework that will allow scholars and students to interpret cutting-edge work in the field of qualitative inquiry.

The Reader includes: examples from across the behavioural and social sciences; is divided into five accessible sections: reflexive ethnography, autoethnography, poetics, performance narratives and assessing the text; reflects the ways in which contemporary researchers have implemented the narrative turn in their writing; and contains cutting-edge work by top scholars in the field.

 
Introduction
 
PART I. REFLEXIVE ETHNOGRAPHY
D. Ceglowski
1. Research as Relationship
C. Dunbar
2. Three Short Stories
L. Richardson
3. Skirting a Pleated Text: De-Disciplining an Academic Life
E. St. Pierre
4. Circling the Text: Nomadic Writing Practices
 
PART II. AUTOETHNOGRAPHY
E. Creef
5. Discovering My Mother as the Other in the 'Saturday Evening Post'
J. Haley
6. This I Know: An Exploration of Remembering Childhood and Knowing Now
C. Ronai
7. The Next Night Sous Rature: Wrestling with Derrida's Mimesis
R. Travisano
8. On Becoming Italian American: An Autobiography of an Ethnic Identity
 
PART III. POETICS
I. Brady
9. A Gift of the Journey
M. Nowak
10. Two Microethnographies
M. Richardson
11. The Anthro in Cali
M. Weems
12. Windows
 
PART IV. PERFORMANCE NARRATIVES
S. Jones
13. Torch
R. Pelias
14. Always Dying: Living Between Da and Fort
 
PART V. ASSESSING THE TEXT
L. Belgrave & K. Smith
15. Negotiated Validity in Collaborative Ethnography
A. Bochner
16. Criteria Against Ourselves
M. Fine & L. Weis
17. Writing the 'Wrongs' of Fieldwork: Confronting Our Own Research / Writing Dilemmas in Urban Ethnographies
S. Kvale
18. The Social Construction of Validity
Y. Lincoln
19. Emerging Criteria for Quality in Qualitative and Interpretive
Research
M. Rodriguez
20. Confronting Anthropology's Silencing Praxis: Speaking Of / From a Chicana Consciousness

Recommended to student cohort to support key methodological knowledge of qualitative research. Good layout and structure - allowing the reader to locate the chapter/information which is relevant to their line of inquiry.

Ms Amy Taylor
Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
February 27, 2015

All of the Denzin books in this particular series are wonderful: but the discourse might be too difficult for our 4th year students. I have placed it on their supplementary reading list, however, I will prescribe the series for all my own M & D students as well as recommend it to my colleagues.

Professor Beschara Karam
Department of Communicatin Science, University of South Africa
March 29, 2014

Denzin and Lincoln's edited reader offers a goldmine for anyone interested in qualitative inquiry.

The scope is broad and incorporates a fantastic range of topics and approaches. Despite its age (published 2002) it still holds much value for the qualitative researcher.

This book will be recommended reading for my undergraduate students.

Mr Jonathan Vincent
Education Studies, York St John University College
March 5, 2014

An excellent reference book where the authors of the individual chapters demonstrate passion and interest in the work they are doing.

Miss Christine Hibbert
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
July 19, 2012

This is an interesting collection of articles from a leading journal; however it does not cover as wide a range of methodologies as would be needed to make this essential reading. Perusal of the journal itself, alongside QHR would still be essential for those adopting a qualitative approach.

Dr Christopher Wibberley
Dept of Health Care Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University
May 18, 2012

excellent! It is a key text and one that I will expect students to read. I can not make it essential as policy means we can not do this.

Dr Pete Allison
PESLS, Edinburgh University
May 31, 2010

Denzin and Lincoln are no strangers to the concepts of Qualitative Inquiry; as such this publication is an example of their work. Expressing the various themes and notions of Qualitative Inquiry, this publication is a useful and interesting addition for students.

John Donaghy
Dept of Allied Health Professions, Hertfordshire University
February 15, 2010

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