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Cartographies of Knowledge
Exploring Qualitative Epistemologies



© 2011 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Mapping geographies of power and knowledge in qualitative research

"In this foundational tome, Professor Celine-Marie Pascale critiques methodology in relationship to specific qualitative methods and argues cogently that despite good intentions, most of this research is still tethered to the Cartesian paradigm thus limiting its emancipatory potential. This is an impressive book that will likely become a classic!"
— Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Duke University, co-author with Tukufu Zuberi, White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology

2012 Winner of the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry Distinguished Book Award!

Using clear language and concrete examples, this text examines theoretical and historical foundations that shape the premise and logic of qualitative social research. It analyzes qualitative methodology and methods in relationship to issues of agency, subjectivity, and experience. Rooted to feminist, critical race, and post-structural literature, it is concerned with social justice as it critiques current research paradigms and advances broad alternatives.

This is an ideal text for students in graduate-level courses in Methodology, Epistemology, Qualitative Research Methods, Data Analysis, Ethnomethodology, Symbolic Interaction, Phenomenology, Grounded Theory, and related courses the social, behavioral, and health sciences.

 
Preface
 
About the Author
 
1. Introduction
Mapping the Journey  
Familiar Intellectual Geographies  
Implications for Social Research  
Concluding Thoughts  
Further Reading  
 
2. Philosophical Roots of Research Methodologies
Introduction  
The Changing Discourses of Social Science  
Philosophy and Practice  
Implications for Social Research  
Concluding Thoughts  
Further Reading  
 
3. Analytic Induction
Introduction  
Analytic Induction: A Brief History  
The Basic Premise of Contemporary Analytic Induction  
Analysis of Newpaper, Television, and Interview Exemplars  
Implications for Social Research  
Concluding Thoughts  
Further Reading  
 
4. Symbolic Interaction
Introduction  
Symbolic Interaction: A Brief History  
The Basic Premise of Symbolic Interaction  
Anaylsis of Newspaper, Television, and Interview Exemplars  
Implications for Social Research  
Concluding Thoughts  
Further Reading  
 
5. Ethnomethodology
Introduction  
Ethnomethodology: A Brief History  
The Basic Premise of Ethnomethodology  
Analysis of Newspaper, Television, and Interview Exemplars  
Implications for Social Research  
Concluding Thoughts  
Further Reading  
 
6. Social Research: Drawing New Maps
Introduction  
The Problems of Social Research Revisited  
A Matter of Ethics: The Making of a Social Scientist  
Revisiting Subjectivity, Agency, and Experience  
Envisioning Social Epistemologies  
Implications for Social Research  
Concluding Thoughts  
Further Reading  
 
References
 
Index
Key features
  • Focused on issues of ontology and epistemology that underpin social sciences
  • Designed to really promote discussion and critical thinking about qualitative research
  • Based in feminist, critical race and poststructural critiques
  • Strong examples throughout

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