Turning Points In Qualitative Research / Edition 1

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This is a book of signposts, of key turning points, of Gregory Bateson's 'knots tied in a handkerchief.' Each article reproduced in this volume, edited by leading qualitative methodologists Lincoln and Denzin, represents one of these turning points in qualitative research, a revolution in the way research is conceptualized and practiced. Authority, representation, legitimation, ethics, methods, presentation, even the purpose of qualitative research, have all been transformed by these articles and the authors who penned them. Bringing together the work of scholars from Haraway to Geertz, Mead to Mishler, Clifford to Conquergood, Laurel Richardson to Miles Richardson, the editors are able trace the changes in the discipline over the past five decades. A necessary addition to the shelf of all researchers, it will also be a key textbook for training the next generation of scholars in the history and trajectory of qualitative research.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780759103481
  • Publisher: AltaMira Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2003
  • Series: Crossroads in Qualitative Inquiry Series, #2
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 5.82 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 1.22 (d)

Meet the Author

Norman K. Denzin is professor of sociology and communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is co-editor of The Handbook of Qualitative Research, 2/e, co-editor of Qualitative Inquiry, editor of Cultural Studies—Critical Methodologies, and series editor of Studies in Symbolic Interaction; Yvonna S. Lincoln is Professor of Higher Education and Human Resource Development. She is the co-author of Effective Evaluation, Naturalistic Inquiry, and Fourth Generation Evaluation, the editor of Organizational Theory and Inquiry, the co-editor of the newly-released Handbook of Qualitative Research, 2nd Edition, and co-editor of the international journal, Qualitative Inquiry.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Part One: The Revolution of Representation Part 2 Feminist and Race/Ethnic Studies Discourses: Chapter 3 1. Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective Chapter 4 2. Toward an Afrocentric Feminist Epistemology and Ethics Chapter 5 3. Defining Feminist Ethnography Part 6 The Subaltern Speaks: Chapter 7 4. I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala Part 8 The "Voice From Nowhere" Gets to Speak: Autoethnography and Personal Narratives Chapter 9 5. The Way We Were, Are, and Might Be: Torch Singing as Autoethnography Part 10 Part Two: The Revolution in Authority Chapter 11 6. On Ethnographic Authority Part 12 Part Three: The Revolution of Legitimation Chapter 13 7. Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture Chapter 14 8. Quality in Qualitative Research Chapter 15 9. Issues of Validity in Openly Ideological Research: Between a Rock and a Soft Place Part 16 Part Four: The Ethical Revolution Chapter 17 10. Ethics: The Failure of Positivist Science Part 18 Part Five: The Methodological Revolution Chapter 19 11. Interviewing Women: A Contradiction in Terms Chapter 20 12. On the Use of Camera in Anthropology Chapter 21 13. Taking Narrative Seriously: Consequences for Method and Theory in Interview Studies Chapter 22 14. Representing Discourse: The Rhetoric of Transcription Part 23 Part Six: The Crisis in Purpose: What is Ethnography For, and Whom Should it Serve? Chapter 24 15. Can Ethnographic Narrative be a Neighborly Act? Chapter 25 16. Rethinking Ethnography: Towards a Critical Cultural Politics Part 26 Part Seven: The Revolution in Presentation Chapter 27 17. Writing: A Method of Inquiry Part 28 Performance Ethnography and Ethno-drama: Chapter 29 18. Performing as Moral Act: Ethical Dimensons of the Ethnography of Performance Chapter 30 19. The Theater of Ethnography: The Reconstruction of Ethnography into Theater With Emancipatory Potential Part 31 Poetics - Anthropological and Ethnographic: Chapter 32 20. Reflections: The Anthropological Muse Part 33 Part Eight: The Future of Ethnography and Qualitative Research Chapter 34 21. Personal Narrative, Performance, Performativity: Two or Three Things I Know for Sure Chapter 35 22. Performance, Personal Narratives and the Politics of Possibility Chapter 36 23. The Anthro in Cali Chapter 37 24. Shaman Chapter 38 Tango for One

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