On Qualitative Inquiry: Approaches to Language and Literacy Research (An NCRLL Volume)

On Qualitative Inquiry: Approaches to Language and Literacy Research (An NCRLL Volume)

by George Kamberelis, Greg Dimitriadis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807745456

ISBN-13: 9780807745458

Pub. Date: 12/02/2004

Publisher: Teachers College Press

In this seminal work, the authors provide the first systematic exploration of the philosophical foundations and the historical development of qualitative inquiry. Thorough yet accessible, this volume is an indispensable tool for language and literacy researchers-novices and experts alike.

Overview

In this seminal work, the authors provide the first systematic exploration of the philosophical foundations and the historical development of qualitative inquiry. Thorough yet accessible, this volume is an indispensable tool for language and literacy researchers-novices and experts alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807745458
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
12/02/2004
Series:
Language and Literacy Series-NCRLL Collection
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

From the NCRLL Editorsvii
Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction: Logic and Structure of the Book1
Genealogy: Thinking History Differently3
Rhetorical Orientations and Structure of the Book10
1Into the Fray: A Practiced and Practical Set of Analytic Strata13
Epistemologies13
Theories15
Approaches17
Strategies18
Indeterminacy and Positioning in Qualitative Inquiry20
2Predominant Chronotopes of Qualitative Inquiry24
Why Chronotopes?24
Chronotope IObjectivism and Representation29
Chronotope IIReading and Interpretation31
Chronotope IIISkepticism, Conscientization, and Praxis36
Chronotope IVPower/Knowledge and Defamiliarization44
Summary and Conclusions58
3A Selective History of Inquiry in Anthropology60
Anthropology in the Twentieth Century: From Sapir to Hymes to Heath and Beyond61
Ethnography of Communication: Linguistics in a New Key63
The Emergence of New Approaches to Research64
Reimagining the Research(er) as an Agent of Change67
Ongoing Proliferations of the Ethnography of Communication Tradition71
Coda: Inquiry Logics and the Ethnography of Communication Tradition74
Responding to the Crisis of Representation: Writing Culture and Beyond75
Beyond the Crisis of Representation: Reimagining the Field and Fieldwork81
Coda: Inquiry Logics in the Wake of the Crises of Representation, Evaluation, and Praxis87
Summary and Conclusions89
4A Selective History of Inquiry in Sociology92
Nineteenth-Century Roots: Emile Durkheim and Max Weber92
The Chicago School of Sociology95
Foundationalist/Modernist Strands Within the Chicago School of Sociology97
Coda: Inquiry Logics Within Foundational/Modernist Approaches105
Interpretive Strands of Inquiry Within the Chicago School of Sociology105
Coda: Inquiry Logics Within Interpretive Strands of the Chicago School111
Marxism and the Emergence of Critical Modes of Inquiry111
Sociology as Politics: Remaking the "Real"117
Discourse and the Production of Reality: Michel Foucault and His Legacy118
Reality as Articulation: From Gramsci to Deleuze and Guarttari123
Coda: Inquiry Logics Within Critical Sociological Theory and Research130
Summary and Conclusions132
5Qualitative Inquiry: A Transdisciplinary Metadiscourse135
Approaches to Qualitative Inquiry Revisited: Language and Literacy Exemplars138
Final Thoughts155
Notes159
References163
Index174
About the Authors182

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