Turning Points In Qualitative Research

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Overview

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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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

Introduction: Revolutions, Ruptures, and Rifts in Interpretive Inquiry 1
1 Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective 21
2 Toward an Afrocentric Feminist Epistemology 47
3 Defining Feminist Ethnography 73
4 The Torture and Death of Her Little Brother, Burnt Alive in Front of Members of Their Families and the Community 95
5 The Way We Were, Are, and Might Be: Torch Singing as Autoethnography 105
6 On Ethnographic Authority 121
7 Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture 143
8 Quality in Qualitative Research 169
9 Issues of Validity in Openly Ideological Research: Between a Rock and a Soft Place 185
10 Ethics: The Failure of Positivist Science 219
11 Interviewing Women: A Contradiction in Terms 243
12 On the Use of the Camera in Anthropology 265
13 Taking Narrative Seriously: Consequences for Method and Theory in Interview Studies 273
14 Representing Discourse: The Rhetoric of Transcription 297
15 Can Ethnographic Narrative Be a Neighborly Act? 331
16 Rethinking Ethnography: Toward a Critical Cultural Politics 351
17 Writing: A Method of Inquiry 379
18 Performing as a Moral Act: Ethical Dimensions of the Ethnography of Performance 397
19 The Theater of Ethnography: The Reconstruction of Ethnography into Theater with Emancipatory Potential 415
20 Foreword from Reflections: The Anthropological Muse 433
21 Personal Narrative, Performance, Performativity: Two or Three Things I Know for Sure 441
22 Performance, Personal Narratives, and the Politics of Possibility 469
23 The Anthro in Cali 487
24 Shaman 491
25 Tango for One 493
About the Editors 495
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