Qualitative Inquiry and Social Justice: Toward a Politics of Hope

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  • Copyright: 2009-05-31
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In increasing numbers, qualitative researchers are leaving their ivory tower perches and entering the fray, focusing their research and actions on the promotion of social justice. In this tightly edited volume of original articles stemming from the 2008 International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry, leading figures in qualitative research demonstrate the potential for the research tradition to make contributions to the betterment of humankind.

Author Biography

Norman K. Denzin is Distinguished Professor of Communications, College of Communications Scholar, and Research Professor of Communications, Sociology, and Humanities at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. One of the world’s foremost authorities on qualitative research and cultural criticism, Denzin is the author or editor of more than two dozen books, including Searching for Yellowstone; Reading Race; Interpretive Ethnography; The Cinematic Society; The Voyeur’s Gaze; and The Alcoholic Self. He is past editor of The Sociological Quarterly, co-editor (with Yvonna S. Lincoln) of three editions of the landmark Handbook of Qualitative Research, coeditor (with Michael D. Giardina) of three plenary volumes from the annual Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, co-editor (with Lincoln) of the methods journal Qualitative Inquiry, founding editor of Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies and International Review of Qualitative Research, and editor of three book series.
Michael D. Giardina is Visiting Assistant Professor of Advertising & Cultural Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has co-edited Qualitative Inquiry and the Conservative Challenge (Left Coast, 2006) and Ethical Futures in Qualitative Research (Left Coast, 2007), based on previous Congress on Qualitative Inquiry.

Table of Contents

In Memoriamp. 2
Acknowledgmentsp. 10
Introduction Qualitative Inquiry and Social Justice: Toward a Politics of Hopep. 11
Ethics, Evidence, and Social Justice
Deploying Qualitative Methods for Critical Social Purposesp. 53
Four Points Concerning Policy-Oriented Qualitative Researchp. 73
Institutional Review Boards and the Ethics of Emotionp. 81
Evidence: A Critical Realist Perspective for Qualitative Researchp. 108
Qualitative Inquiry in Post-Disaster America
Education Research in the Public Interestp. 125
Performing Pedagogies of Hope in Post-Katrina Americap. 139
Power-Shifting at the Speed of Light: Critical Qualitative Research Post-Disasterp. 165
Human Rights and Radical Performance
Dangerous Ethnographyp. 187
Risky Research: Investigating the "Perils" of Ethnographyp. 198
Racializing Ethics and Bearing Witness to Memory in Researchp. 217
The Death of a Cowp. 229
Rethinking Words, Concepts, Stories, and Theories: Sensing a New World?p. 248
Mentoring Relationships: Creating a Future for Qualitative Inquiryp. 279
Indexp. 303
About the Authorsp. 311
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