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Handbook of the Arts in Qualitative Research
Perspectives, Methodologies, Examples, and Issues

  • J. Gary Knowles - Ontario Institute of Education Studies, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Ardra L. Cole - Ontario Institute of Education Studies, University of Toronto, Canada


© 2008 | 720 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
"This work's quality, diversity, and breadth of coverage make it a valuable resource for collections concerned with qualitative research in a broad range of disciplines. Highly recommended." —G.R. Walden, CHOICE

The Handbook of the Arts in Qualitative Inquiry: Perspectives, Methodologies, Examples, and Issues represents an unfolding and expanding orientation to qualitative social science research that draws inspiration, concepts, processes, and representational forms from the arts. In this defining work, J. Gary Knowles and Ardra L. Cole bring together the top scholars in qualitative methods to provide a comprehensive overview of the past, present, and future of arts-based research. This Handbook provides an accessible and stimulating collection of theoretical arguments and illustrative examples that delineate the role of the arts in qualitative social science research.


Key Features
  • Defines and explores the role of the arts in qualitative social science research: The Handbook presents an analysis of classic and emerging methodologies and approaches that employs the arts in the qualitative research process.
  • Brings together a unique group of scholars: Offering diverse perspectives, contributors to this volume represent a wide range of disciplines including the humanities, media and communication, anthropology, sociology, psychology, women's studies, education, social work, nursing, and health and medicine.
  • Offers comprehensive coverage of the genres employed by qualitative researchers: Scholars use multiple ways to advance knowledge including literary forms, performance, visual art, various types of media, narrative, folk art, and more.
  • Articulates challenges inherent in alternative methodologies: This volume discusses the issues and challenges faced when employing art in research including ethical issues, academic merit issues, and even funding issues.


Intended Audience
This is an essential resource for any scholar interested in qualitative research, as well as a critical resource for all academic and public libraries.
 
Part I: Knowing
Elliot Eisner
Chapter 1: Art and Knowledge
Thomas King
Chapter 2: The Art of Indigenous Knowledge: A Million Porcupines Crying in the Dark
 
Part II: Methodologies
Shaun McNiff
Chapter 3: Art-Based Research
Sandra Weber
Chapter 4: Visual Images in Research
Ardra L. Cole and J. Gary Knowles
Chapter 5: Arts-informed Research
Susan Finley
Chapter 6: Arts-based Research
Stephanie Springgay, Rita L. Irwin, and Sylvia Kind
Chapter 7: A/R/Tographers and Living Inquiry
Lorri Neilsen
Chapter 8: Lyric Inquiry
 
Part III: Genres
Tom Barone
Chapter 9: Creative Non-fiction and Social Research
Norman Denzin
Chapter 10: Interpretive Biography
Karen Scott-Hoy and Carolyn Ellis
Chapter 11: Heartful Autoethnography
Cynthia Chambers and Erika Hasebe-Ludt with Dwayne Donald, Wanda Hurren, Carl Leggo, and Antoinette Oberg
Chapter 12: Métissage
Stephen Banks
Chapter 13: Fiction
Carl Leggo
Chapter 14: Poetry
Donald Blumenfeld-Jones
Chapter 15: Dance and Choreography
Ronald J. Pelias
Chapter 16: Performative Inquiry
Johnny Saldaña
Chapter 17: Ethnodrama and Ethnotheatre
Robert Donmoyer and June Yennie Donmoyer
Chapter18: Readers’ Theater
Liora Bresler
Chapter 19: Music
Graeme Sullivan
Chapter 20: Painting
Claudia Mitchell and Susan Allnutt
Chapter 21: Photographs
Lynn Butler-Kisber
Chapter 22: Collage
Alex F. de Cosson
Chapter 23: Textu(r)al Sculpture
Ardra Cole and Maura McIntyre
Chapter 24: Installation Art
Janice Rahn
Chapter 25: Video
Robert Runte
Chapter 26: Blogs
Troy Lovata
Chapter 27: Zines
Christine McKenzie
Chapter 28: Radio
Deborah Barndt
Chapter 29: Community Arts
Helen K. Ball
Chapter 30: Quilts
 
Part IV: Inquiry Processes
Jo-ann Archibald
Chapter 31: An Indigenous Storywork Methodology
Lorri Neilsen
Chapter 32: Literacy Genres: Housecleaning––A Work with Theoretical Notes
Mary Beth Cancienne
Chapter 33: From Research Analysis to Performance: A Choreographic Process
Jon Prosser and Catherine Burke
Chapter 34: Image-based Educational Research: Child-like Perspectives
Kathryn Church
Chapter 35: Exhibiting as Inquiry: Travels of an Accidental
Janice Jipson and Nick Paley
Chapter 36: No Style, No Composition, No Judgment
 
Part V: Issues and Challenges
Jim Mienczakowski and Teresa Moore
Chapter 37: Performing Data with Notions of Responsibility
Chris Sinding, Ross Gray, and Jeff Nisker
Chapter 38: Ethical Issues and Issues of Ethics
Elizabeth de Freitas
Chapter 39: Interrogating Reflexivity: Art, Research, and the Desire for Presence
Valerie J. Janesick
Chapter 40: Art and Experience: Lessons from Dewey and Hawkins
Tom Barone
Chapter 41: Going Public with Arts-inspired Social Research: Issues of Audience
Kelli Jo Kerry-Moran
Chapter 42: Between Scholarship and Art: Dramaturgy and Quality in Arts-related Research
Ross Gray and Ardra Cole
Chapter 43: Money Worries: Challenges of Funding Arts-related Research
J. Gary Knowles and Sara Promislow
Chapter 44: Using the Arts to Create a Thesis or Dissertation
 
Part VI: Arts in Research across Disciplines
Ruth Behar
Chapter 45: Anthropology
Graham E. Higgs
Chapter 46: Psychology
Lekkie Hopkins
Chapter 47: Women’s Studies
Christine van Halen-Faber and C. T. Patrick Diamond
Chapter 48: Education
Adrienne Chambon
Chapter 49: Social Work
Vangie Bergum and Dianne Godkin
Chapter 50: Nursing
Jeff Nisker
Chapter 51: Health-Policy Research
Esther Ignagni and Kathryn Church
Chapter 52: Disability Studies
Laura Brearley and Lotte Darso
Chapter 53: Business Studies
Andrew C. Sparkes
Chapter 54: Sport and Physical Education

"This work's quality, diversity, and breadth of coverage make it a valuable resource for collections concerned with qualitative research in a broad range of disciplines.  Highly recommended."

G.R. Walden
Ohio State University
CHOICE
Key features
    • An exploration of the art/science debate
    • The history and epistemology of the arts in the social sciences
    • An analysis of classic and emerging methodologies and approaches that employ the arts in the qualitative research process
    • Comprehensive coverage of the genres employed by qualitative researchers, including literary forms, performance, visual art, media, narrative, folk art, and more
    • Discussion of the issues and challenges faced when employing art in research: ethical issues, academic merit issues, and even funding issues
    • An overview of the current or potential role of the arts in specific disciplines, including the humanities, media and communications, anthropology, sociology, psychology, women's studies, education, social work, nursing, and health and medicine

 


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