Represents an unfolding and expanding orientation to qualitative social science research that draws inspiration, concepts, processes, and representational forms from the arts.

Writing as Theory: In Defense of Fiction

Humanity has but one product, and that is fiction.

—Dillard, 1982, p. 1

This chapter advocates using literary fiction as a mode of expression in reporting scholarly research. I will not argue that conventional social science must be transformed or that standards for research reports be jettisoned in favor of fiction, nor will I attempt to repudiate any other aspect ...

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