Interpretive Interactionism (Applied Social Research Methods v. 16 2nd Revised edition)

Interpretive Interactionism (Applied Social Research Methods v. 16 2nd Revised edition)

By: Norman K. Denzin (author)Hardback

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Praise for the First Edition: 'Interpretive Interactionism argues strongly for a new approach to qualitative research methods. Writing primarily for established practitioners and advanced graduate students, Denzin seeks to fuse influences of symbolic interactionist, hermeneutical, feminist, post-modern and critical-biographical thought into his personal approach to research, which he calls interpretive interactionism' - Contemporary Sociology The expanded and updated Second Edition includes: information on how interpretive work can be used to further the workings of a free, democratic society; a new chapter on interpretive criteria in the Seventh moment; a re-examination of the key notion of thick description, in light of the narrative and performance turns in the social sciences; new material on multisited ethnographies, the politics of place, the ethnoscapes of group life; links made with recent qualitative turns, from literary ethnography to feminist, cultural, critical race, interpretive and Foucauldian studies; and new coverage of narratives and sacred places and new writing forms (layered texts, poetry, short stories).

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Norman K. Denzin is Distinguished Professor of Communications, College of Communications Scholar, and Research Professor of Communications, Sociology, and Humanities at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Denzin is the author or editor of more than two dozen books, including Indians on Display; Custer on Canvas; The Qualitative Manifesto; Qualitative Inquiry Under Fire; Searching for Yellowstone; Reading Race; Interpretive Ethnography; The Cinematic Society; The Voyeur's Gaze; and The Alcoholic Self. He is past editor of The Sociological Quarterly, co-editor (with Yvonna S. Lincoln) of four editions of the Handbook of Qualitative Research, coeditor (with Michael D. Giardina) of eight plenary volumes from the annual Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, co-editor (with Lincoln) of the methods journal Qualitative Inquiry, founding editor of Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies and International Review of Qualitative Research, and editor of three book series.


Preface 1. Interpretive Criteria in the Seventh Moment Interpretive Criteria in the Seventh Moment The Performance Turn Experiences and Performances Performing Montana Conclusions 2. The Interpretive Point of View Performing Racial Memories Personal Biography The Interpretive Heritage Opening Up the World for Interpretation What Is Interpretive Interactionism? Interpretation and Science History, Power, Emotion, and Knowledge The Criteria of Interpretation The Agenda Conclusions 3. Securing Biographical Experience Exemplars Overview Narrative's Moment Selves, Narratives and Sacred Places Interpreting and Biographical Conclusions 4. The Interpretive Process The Steps to Interpretation Framing the Research Question Deconstruction Capture Bracketing Construction Contextualizing Evaluating Interpretive Materials Conclusions 5. Situating Interpretation Time, History, and Mapping Learning the Language and Its Meanings Researcher as Newcomer and Knowing Subject Conclusions 6. Thick Description A Double Crisis Thick Description as Performative Writing Examples of Thick Description-as-Inscription Thin Description-as-Inscription Good and Bad Thick Description Conclusions 7. Doing Interpretation Exemplars of Interpretation What Interpretation Does Types of Interpretation and Exemplars Performing and Representing Interpretation Understanding Conclusions 8. Conclusion: On Interpretive Interactionism Interpretation Biographical Experience Reading and Writing Experience Fiction and Interpretation Interpretive Interactionism in the Postmodern Period Glossary of Terms References Index

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  • publication date: 05/12/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780761915133
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780761915133
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 0761915133
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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