Check out these two new publications, one focusing on interview transcriptions and the other on descriptive case studies!
Dr. Stephanie Anne Shelton and UA Qual Ph.D. doctoral candidate Maureen A. Flint's "The value of transcription in encouraging researcher reflexivity" was just published through the Sage Research Methods Cases platform, and is downloadable for free through UA libraries: http://methods.sagepub.com/case/the-value-of-transcription-in-encouraging-researcher-reflexivity?fromsearch=true
Dr. Stephanie Anne Shelton and UA Qual Certificate student Shelly Melchior recently published "Valuing students’ responses to implement a social justice pedagogy: A descriptive case study" in the Journal of Language and Literacy Education, and it is available for download through open access: http://jolle.coe.uga.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Shelton_JoLLE2018.pdf
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Congratulations to Qualitative Research Faculty Dr. Aaron M. Kuntz! His newest book Qualitative Inquiry, Cartography, and the Promise of Material Change was recently published. As a whole, Dr. Kuntz's work focuses on materialist methodologies and takes seriously the theoretical deliberations of relational materialism, poststructuralism, and critical theory. You can read more below about how he takes up these ideas in this book--a must read for any critical scholar!
"What are the problems to which materialist methodologies are posed as a solution? In this book, Aaron M. Kuntz maps the impact of materialism on contemporary practices of inquiry in education and the social sciences. Through this work, the author challenges readers to consider inquiry as a mode of ethically engaged citizenship with implications for resisting our contemporary moment towards a more equitable future.
The author engages his own inquiry as radical cartographic work, drawing forth distinctions between dialectical and dialogic formations of materialism in order to develop what he terms relational materialism—an engaged orientation to living that dwells in the entangled relations of affirmative ethics and enduring practices of resistance and refusal. Drawing upon examples from higher education, contemporary culture, and normative assumptions of governance, the author considers the potential that we might generate living alternatives to the contemporary status quo; daily practices no longer dependent on binary division or standardized calculations of what "matters." As such, the author advocates for practices of virtuous inquiry (future-orientated ethical assertions of what one should do) that orient inquiry as materially ethical activity.
Despite the often-overwhelming state of inequity and exploitation in our contemporary world, Kuntz generates an affirmative ethical stance that we can become relationally different, guided by a virtuous determination to articulate inquiry as the cartographic work of disruption and imagination. This text will prove valuable to graduate students and faculty who take inquiry seriously and seek the means to understand their work as engaged in the necessary challenge for material change." (from the Routledge website)
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