`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.

Two Microethnographies

When it came tobutchering“The reality“experienced on Saturdaymornings “in the field …“is not the unmediated world“of ‘others,’ but Mr. Petrackand Mr. Sertichwere the ones that weremore or less “the world“between ourselves“and others. the butcherswho had the nerveto kill our pets“The condition of fieldworkin other words.I say pet“is fundamentallyconfrontational and onlysuperficially observational;because we got so attachedto those animals“There is no way“of eliminating consciousness“from I remember our pig Oscar.“our activities in the field …I cried when Oscar was butchered.“This pain is related to the fact“that meaning is always“connected with the consummation ofWe couldn't stand“process,seeing“with termination, and“ultimately withOscarbutcheredby “death.these mean peoplelike Mr. Sertich andMr. Petrack.“Acknowledging“the inherent“violence in fieldwork“actually“rephrases“the problem“of authenticity.Did you have trouble eating Oscar?“The number of voices“recorded by the ethnographer“is immaterial;Yes, I could hardlyeat ...
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