The Second Edition offers an innovative extension of grounded theory useful in qualitative research projects that draws on interviews, observations, and visual, narrative, and historical discourse materials. To engage the dense complexities of real world situations, Situational Analysis (SA) braids together Strauss's ecological social worlds/arenas theory, Foucault's discourse analysis, and Deleuze and Guattari's rhizomes and assemblages. The book will serve as an invaluable resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level students, as well as professional researchers and consultants from diverse backgrounds pursuing qualitative projects.
List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Prologue to the Second Edition What is Situational Analysis? Overview of the Second Edition Practical Developments How to Read and Use this Book About the Authors PART I * FRAMING AND GROUNDING SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS Introduction to Part I Chapter 1 * Situational Analysis: Grounded Theory Mapping After the Interpretive Turn What Is Grounded Theory? A Genealogy of Grounded Theory and Situational Analysis The Interpretive Turn Grounds for a New Method Situational Maps and Analysis Reflections and Anticipations Chapter 2 * Methodological Grounds of Situational Analysis Grounded Theory, Pragmatism, and Interactionism: A Theory/Methods Package Grounded Theory as Always Already Around the Interpretive Turn Grounded Theory as Recalcitrant Against the Interpretive Turn Pushing Grounded Theory Around the Interpretive Turn Reflections and Anticipations Chapter 3 * Theoretical Grounds of Situational Analysis The "(Re)Turn to the Social" Across Social Theory Pragmatist Interactionist Origins: From Chicago Ecologies to Social Worlds/Arenas New Grounds I: Foucault and the Pragmatist Interactionist Project New Grounds II: Taking the Nonhuman Explicitly Into Account New Grounds III: Deleuze and Guattari's Rhizomes and Assemblages Assembling the Theoretical Grounds of Situational Analysis PART II * DOING SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS Introduction to Part II Chapter 4 * Getting Started: Practical Issues and Project Design The Three Kinds of Situational Analysis Maps Practical Issues in Getting Started Doing Situational Analysis Project Design Issues in Situational Analysis Project Design Technical Tools Supporting Situational Analysis Turning to Analysis Chapter 5 * Doing Situational and Relational Maps Abstract Situational Maps Introducing the First Exemplar: Bone's Project Situational Maps of Bone's Project Doing Relational Analyses With Situational Maps Relational Maps of Bone's Project Final Comments on Situational and Relational Maps Chapter 6 * Doing Social Worlds/Arenas Maps What Are Social Worlds and Arenas? Why Are Social Worlds and Arenas Analytically Important? Introducing Social Worlds/Arenas Maps Social Worlds/Arenas Map of Bone's Project Doing Social Worlds/Arenas Maps Memoing Social Worlds/Arenas Maps Using Social Worlds/Arenas Maps in Your Project Final Comments on Social Worlds/Arenas Maps Chapter 7 * Doing Positional Maps Abstract Positional Maps Positional Maps of Bone's Project Constructing Your Own Positional Maps Articulating and Acting Upon Absent Positions Why Are Positional Maps So Important? Final Comments on Positional Maps Chapter 8 * A Fully Worked Exemplar of Situational Analysis Introducing Alonso-Yanez's Project Alonso-Yanez's Situational Maps Alonso-Yanez's Relational Maps Alonso-Yanez's Social Worlds/Arenas Map Alonso-Yanez's Positional Maps Provisional Conclusions on Alonso-Yanez's Project Chapter 9 * Writing It Up: Final Presentations and Project Maps Writing It Up as an Analytic Process Using Your Memos in Finalizing the Project Turning Situational Analysis Maps Into Final Project Maps Possibilities for Presenting and Publishing Your SA Project Temporary Conclusions PART III * MAPPING EXTANT DISCOURSE MATERIALS Introduction to Part III Chapter 10 * Turning to Discourses What Is Discourse? Why Analyze Discourses? Turning Up the Volume on "Minor" Discourses Single Site and Multisite Approaches How to Design SA Discourse Projects Turnings Chapter 11 * Mapping Narrative Discourse Materials Kinds of Extant Narrative Discourse Materials Designing a Narrative Discourse Project Doing Situational Maps of Narrative Discourse Materials Doing Social Worlds/Arenas Maps of Narrative Discourse Materials Doing Positional Maps of Narrative Discourse Materials Final Comments: Situational Analysis of Narrative Discourse Materials Chapter 12 * Mapping Visual Discourse Materials The Rise of Visual Cultures Doing Situational Analysis of Visual Discourse Materials Visual Discourse Exemplar: Washburn's Biomonitoring Project Final Comments: Situational Analysis of Visual Discourse Materials Chapter 13 * Mapping Historical Discourse Materials Historicizing Historical Approaches Designing Historical and Historicizing Projects Historical Discourse Analysis Exemplar: Introducing Message's Project Doing Situational Maps of Historical Discourse Materials Doing Social Worlds/Arenas Maps of Historical Discourse Materials Doing Positional Maps of Historical Discourse Materials Final Comments: Situational Analysis of Historical Discourse Materials Epilogue: Situational Analysis Issues and FAQs Comparing Early GT With Constructivist GT and SA Tips on Learning and Teaching Situational Analysis Decolonizing and (Post)Colonial Situational Analysis SA Mapping as Facilitating Engagement and Collaboration FAQs About Situational Analysis Final Words Appendices Appendix A: Grounded Theory and Situational Analysis Websites Appendix B: Selected Exemplars of Situational Analysis by Discipline Appendix C: Selected Exemplars of Situational Analysis by Mapping Focus References Index