Speed Bumps: A Student Friendly Guide to Qualitative Research / Edition 1

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  • ISBN-13: 9780807739662
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 8/7/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Cops, Crime, and Violence 3
Crime and Poverty 3
Demographic Stories 7
Violence in Poor Communities 21
A Note on Blame 23
Concluding Thoughts 24
Ch. 2 A Note on Methods 26
Ch. 3 Qualitative Research, Representations, and Social Responsibilities 32
Flexing Our Reflexivities 34
The Textual Subject 35
On Framing the Work 37
Inform(ing) and Consent: Who's Informed and Who's Consenting? 41
Then, the Stories 45
On "Safe Spaces" 57
On Responsibilities 59
Ch. 4 Reflections on the Politics and Methods of Qualitative Work 67
Looking in the Mirror: Danger - Objects May Be Closer Than They Appear 68
You're Breaking My Heart, But I Must Edit Your Life; My Work, My Road, My Bumps 69
On Freckles and Access 70
Sexually Harassing Bumps 72
(Re-)Locating Paradise 73
(Dis)Regarding Race 77
Ethics Committees: On the Dangers of "Protection" 80
(De)Facing the Institutional Review Board: Wrangling the Fear and Fantasy of Ethical Dilemmas and Research on "At-Risk" Youth 80
Put on Your Hazard Lights 83
Getting My Nails Done 84
Insider/Outsider: On What Side of the Sidewalk Does Your Shadow Fall? 88
Critical Implications of the Mundane 90
Theorizing Silences, Erasures. What Is Not Said 93
Muertos: The Dead Signal Us to Remember 94
"El problema del cual no puedo hablar" (The Problem About Which I Cannot Speak) 96
Interviewing New Mothers 98
In Whose Voice Shall I Write? 101
Across Dialects 102
The After-Interview 105
Fitful Narratives: The Textual Consequences of Abuse 108
Notes 113
References 115
Index 123
About the Authors 133
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