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International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry Series


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The International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry has been hosted each May since 2005 by the International Center for Qualitative Inquiry at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. This volume, as well as preceding volumes, are products of plenary sessions from these international congresses. All of these volumes are edited by Norman K. Denzin and Michael D. Giardina.

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Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Resistance: Possibilities, Performances, and Praxis

Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Resistance: Possibilities, Performances, and Praxis

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Norman K. Denzin, Michael D. Giardina
March 09, 2020

We are global citizens trapped in a world we did not create. Our public institutions are under assault. Academics, media members, and everyday folks critical of the shifting public order are branded as ‘enemies of the state’ by right-wing media and elected officials alike. Qualitative Inquiry and...

Qualitative Inquiry at a Crossroads: Political, Performative, and Methodological Reflections

Qualitative Inquiry at a Crossroads: Political, Performative, and Methodological Reflections

1st Edition

Norman K. Denzin, Michael D. Giardina
March 13, 2019

Qualitative Inquiry at a Crossroads critically reflects on the ever-changing dynamics of qualitative research in the contemporary moment. We live at a crossroads in which the spaces for critical civic discourse are narrowing, in which traditional political ideologies are now questioned: there is no...

Qualitative Inquiry in the Public Sphere

Qualitative Inquiry in the Public Sphere

1st Edition

Norman K. Denzin, Michael D. Giardina
April 19, 2018

Qualitative Inquiry in the Public Sphere examines the relationships between public scholarship, the research marketplace, and the politics of higher education.  It is written from the perspective that higher education is under attack from multiple sides, both political and economic; that academics...

Qualitative Inquiry in Neoliberal Times

Qualitative Inquiry in Neoliberal Times

1st Edition

Norman K. Denzin, Michael D. Giardina
April 05, 2017

Qualitative Inquiry in Neoliberal Times is written from the perspective that the scholarly lives of academics are changing, constantly in flux, and increasingly bound to the demands of the market – a context in which the university has increasingly morphed into a business enterprise, one that...

Qualitative Inquiry Through a Critical Lens

Qualitative Inquiry Through a Critical Lens

1st Edition

Norman K. Denzin, Michael D. Giardina
April 22, 2016

This volume highlights work being done in qualitative inquiry through a variety of critical lenses such as new materialism, queer theory, and narrative inquiry. Contributors ranging from seasoned academics to emerging scholars attend to questions of ontology and epistemology, providing, in the...

Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Research

Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Research

1st Edition

Norman K Denzin, Michael D Giardina
May 15, 2015

This volume of plenary addresses and other key presentations from the 2014 International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry highlights the politics of research in the neoliberal state and the role of qualitative researchers in that debate. Marginalized by an increasingly top-down, assessment-driven...

Qualitative Inquiry Outside the Academy

Qualitative Inquiry Outside the Academy

1st Edition

Norman K Denzin, Michael D Giardina
May 31, 2014

This volume of plenary addresses and other key presentations from the 2013 International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry shows how scholars convert inquiry into spaces of advocacy in the outside world. The original chapters engage in debate on how qualitative research can be best used to advance...

Global Dimensions of Qualitative Inquiry

Global Dimensions of Qualitative Inquiry

1st Edition

Norman K Denzin, Michael D Giardina
April 15, 2013

This focused collection of original articles addresses the global dynamics of qualitative inquiry and the contextual dimensions within which such inquiry takes place. Contributions from many of the world's leading qualitative researchers in communications, education, sociology, and related...

Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Advocacy

Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Advocacy

1st Edition

Norman K Denzin, Michael D Giardina
April 30, 2012

The plenary volume from the Seventh International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (2011) examines the politics of advocacy and the context in which scholars are encouraged to pursue social justice agendas, be human rights advocates, and do work that honors the core values of human dignity and...

Qualitative Inquiry and Global Crises

Qualitative Inquiry and Global Crises

1st Edition

Norman K Denzin, Michael D Giardina
March 31, 2011

This plenary volume from the Sixth International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry (2010) highlights the variety of roles played by qualitative researchers in addressing global communities in crisis. It shows how qualitative researchers can bridge gaps in cultural and linguistic understanding to...

Qualitative Inquiry and Human Rights

Qualitative Inquiry and Human Rights

1st Edition

Norman K Denzin, Michael D Giardina
May 15, 2010

Qualitative researchers are increasingly being called upon to become human rights advocates, to help individuals and communities honor the sanctity of life, and to promote the core values of privacy, justice, freedom, peace, and human dignity. In this volume of plenary papers from the Fifth...

Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Evidence

Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Evidence

1st Edition

Norman K Denzin, Michael D Giardina
August 15, 2009

What is evidence in qualitative inquiry and how is it evaluated? What is true or false in research is strongly influenced by socially defined criteria and by the politics of academia. In providing an alternative to conservative science, qualitative researchers are often victimized by these...

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