Dr. Aaron M. Kuntz and Dr. Kelly W. Guyotte, members of the UA Qualitative faculty, recently published an article (OnlineFirst) for a special issue of Qualitative Inquiry. The focus of the issue is on Work/Think/Play in Qualitative Inquiry and will be published in its entirety in the coming months. Kuntz and Guyotte's article is entitled "Inquiry on the Sly: Playful Intervention as Philosophical Action." Below is an abstract and link to the work:
"As an ongoing practice, work can never be fully accounted for or described. Furthermore, the notion of play is often situated in opposition to work in Western cultures—as though work and play cannot occur simultaneously or even within the same location. In this article, we engage in a bit of a quandary—how to make our playful actions visible while resisting the foreclosure that visibility often entails. As an attempt at exploring this question (among others), we invoke de Certeau’s conception of la perruque (“the wig”) as a playful mechanism for “working inquiry.” We overlay Certeau’s work with a Deleuzian-inspired orientation toward the excessive capacity of becoming to articulate our central argument: Through playful excess, the work of inquiry intervenes in normative processes of knowing and being. Such a disruption makes possible an indeterminate space in which inquiry and social justice work (as inquiry) might be differently enacted. This is the sly and playful action necessary for reconceiving a methodology-of-the-past into methodologies-of-the-immanent-now."
The article can be accessed via this link: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1077800417734566
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