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ERIC Number: ED500421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov-28
Pages: 632
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-5758-8
The Landscape of Qualitative Research. Third Edition
Denzin, Norman K., Ed.; Lincoln, Yvonna, Ed.
SAGE Publications (CA)
This book, the first volume of the paperback versions of the "The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research, Third Edition," takes a look at the field from a broadly theoretical perspective, and is composed of the Handbook's Parts I ("Locating the Field"), II ("Major Paradigms and Perspectives"), and VI ("The Future of Qualitative Research"). "The Landscape of Qualitative Research, Third Edition" attempts to put the field of qualitative research in context. Part I provides background on the field, starting with history, then action research and the academy, and the politics and ethics of qualitative research. Part II isolates what we regard as the major historical and contemporary paradigms now structuring and influencing qualitative research in the human disciplines. The chapters move from competing paradigms (positivist, post positivist, constructivist, critical theory) to specific interpretive perspectives, feminisms, racialized discourses, cultural studies, sexualities, and queer theory. Part III considers the future of qualitative research. This Third Edition contains a new Reader's Guide prepared by the editors that helps students and researchers navigate through the chapters, locating the different methodologies, methods, techniques, issues, and theories relevant to their work. It presents an abbreviated glossary of terms that offer students and researchers a ready resource to help decode the language of qualitative research. It also offers recommended Readings that provide readers with additional sources on specific topic areas linked to their research. This text is designed for graduate students taking classes in social research methods and qualitative methods as well as researchers throughout the social sciences and in some fields within the humanities. The introduction, by Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln, is titled "The Discipline and Practice of Qualitative Research. Part I, Locating the Field, contains chapters (2) Reform of the Social Sciences and of Universities Through Action Research (Davydd J. Greenwood and Morten Levin); (3) Compositional Studies, in Two Parts: Critical Theorizing and Analysis of Social (In)Justice (Michelle Fine and Lois Weis); (4) On Tricky Ground: Researching the Native in the Age of Uncertainty (Linda Tuhiwai Smith); (5) Freeing Ourselves From Neocolonial Domination in Research: A Kaupapa Maori Approach to Creating Knowledge (Russell Bishop); (6) Ethics and Politics in Qualitative Research (Clifford G. Christians); and (7) Institutional Review Boards and Methodological Conservatism: The Challenge to and From Phenomenological Paradigms (Yvonna S. Lincoln). Part II, Paradigms and Perspectives in Contention, contains chapters: (8) Paradigmatic Controversies, Contradictions, and Emerging Confluences (Egon G. Guba and Yvonna S. Lincoln); (9) Critical Ethnography: The Politics of Collaboration (Douglas Foley and Angela Valenzuela); (10) Early Millennial Feminist Qualitative Research: Challenges and Contours (Virginia L. Olesen); (11) The Moral Activist Role of Critical Race Theory Scholarship (Gloria Ladson-Billings and Jamel Donnor); (12) Rethinking Critical Theory and Qualitative Research (Joe L. Kincheloe and Peter McLaren); (13) Methodologies for Cultural Studies: An Integrative Approach (Paula Saukko); and (14) Critical Humanism and Queer Theory: Living With the Tensions (Ken Plummer). Part III, The Future of Qualitative Research, contains chapters: (15) Afterthought: On Writing; On Writing Sociology (Zygmunt Bauman); (16) Refunctioning Ethnography: The Challenge of an Anthropology of the Contemporary (Douglas R. Holmes and George E. Marcus); and Epilogue: The Eighth and Ninth Moments--Qualitative Research in/and the Fractured Future (Yvonna S. Lincoln and Norman K. Denzin). The book also contains: Reader's Guide; Suggested Readings; Author Index; and Subject Index.
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Students; Researchers
Language: English
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