`If students and scholars interested in qualitative inquiry have felt that the field of qualitative research has come to a peaceful and dignified academic standstill, then this book will awaken them to a different reality. It brings the message that there is a storm rising on the qualitative horizon, but we do not know when it will hit us, from which direction or what its nature will be' - Nyhedsbrev. The Qualitative Inquiry Reader offers a selection of landmark articles from the popular SAGE journal Qualitative Inquiry. These collected works introduce the necessary critical framework that will allow scholars and students to interpret cutting-edge work in the field of qualitative inquiry. The Reader includes: examples from across the behavioural and social sciences; is divided into five accessible sections: reflexive ethnography, autoethnography, poetics, performance narratives and assessing the text; reflects the ways in which contemporary researchers have implemented the narrative turn in their writing; and contains cutting-edge work by top scholars in the field.
Part ONE: Reflexive Ethnography
Reflexive ethnography, as argued in our Introduction, is that ethnographic form that privileges the presence of the writer in the text. In Fictions of Feminist Ethnography (1994), Kamala Visweswaran argues that the authority of the ethnographer is ...