`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.

Anthro in Cali

In 1992, 30 years after I had first gone to Colombia to do fieldwork for an anthropological dissertation, I went back. Here are scenes from that return.1

IAt Estancia Paisa, “Abierto a las 24 Horas,” Ioffer the lottery vendor, at her station on the corner,a tragito of aguardiente. She, broad in the beam,and tight in the skirt, sips demurely, whilea compañero at the crowded table falls asleep;the guitar player has come and gone, but the school boy,at his place by ...
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