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Phenomenology of Practice : Meaning-Giving Methods in Phenomenological Research and Writing

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Max van Manen offers an extensive exploration of phenomenological traditions and methods for the human sciences. It is his first comprehensive statement of phenomenological thought and research in over a decade. Phenomenology of practice refers to the meaning and practice of phenomenology in professional contexts such as psychology, education, and health care, as well as to the practice of phenomenological methods in contexts of everyday living. Van Manen presents a detailed description of key phenomenological ideas as they have evolved over the past century; he then thoughtfully works through the methodological issues of phenomenological reflection, empirical methods, and writing that a phenomenology of practice offers to the researcher. Van Manen's comprehensive work will be of great interest to all concerned with the interrelationship between being and acting in human sciences research and in everyday life.


Max van Manen is the editor of the series Phenomenology of Practice, https://www.routledge.com/series/PPVM
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Product details

  • Paperback | 412 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 24.13mm | 562g
  • Walnut Creek, United States
  • English
  • 1611329442
  • 9781611329445
  • 90,872

Table of contents

Acknowledgements 1. Beginnings 2. Meaning and Method 3. Openings: the Many Appearances of Phenomenology 4. Phenomenology and the Professional Disciplines 5. Philosophical Methods: The Epoche and Reduction 6. Philological Methods: The Vocative 7. Human Science Methods: Empirical and Reflective Activities 8. Issues of Logic 9. Phenomenological Writing Bibliography Index About the Author
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I think the labour of this extraordinarily deep and comprehensive text should bear fruit in its immediate uptake for any researchers planning to present the lived experience of a phenomenon without drifting too quickly into conceptual analysis. The author has profoundly enriched researcher practitioners, seeking to understand and use phenomenological approaches...
Peter Willis, Phenomenology & Practice" "Throughout his academic career, educator Max van Manen has been one of the most accessible commentators on phenomenological method. [This book] is a masterly account of the nature of phenomenology and the lived experience of doing phenomenological research."
Environmental & Architectural Phenomenology" "Max van Manen is a great teacher and a true maestro in the craft of phenomenology and phenomenological writing.The book is comprehensive and covers an ambitious range of topics, but keeps returning to its main focus: that of understanding the phenomenology of practice.In the way of a master teacher, van Manen shows us how to do the phenomenology of practice by himself engaging in thoughtful and reflective practice of phenomenological pedagogy.For any serious student of phenomenologyand in particular those engaged in the phenomenology of practicethis book should prove an essential resource and a challenging but rewarding guide."
Irena Madjar, Qualitative Health Research" "Dr. Max van Manen is a giant among contemporary phenomenologists and his work continues to inspire. Max's new book is very comprehensive, so comprehensive that it tells the story of the history of what it means to be human and "in the world." The book provides not only the traditional foundations of phenomenology in terms of philosophy/ies and method/s, but also, challenging us to reflect and dialogue about new thoughts or ideas that we may not have thought about. Max's use of etymology is so profound. One can put themselves in his stories and explanations of the lifeworld and "see" meaning at a very deep level. I highly recommend this book to faculty and students who are in search of a scholarly approach to philosophy and method in phenomenology. But I also recommend this book for all those who are in search of a fuller understanding of the meaning of meaning. "
Marilyn A. Ray, Florida Atlantic University (Emeritus)" "I think the labour of this extraordinarily deep and comprehensive text should bear fruit in its immediate uptake for any researchers planning to present the lived experience of a phenomenon without drifting too quickly into conceptual analysis. The author has profoundly enriched researcher practitioners, seeking to understand and use phenomenological approaches..."
--Peter Willis, Phenomenology & Practice
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About Max Van Manen

Max van Manen is emeritus Professor in Research Methods, Pedagogy and Curriculum Studies in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta and Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria. He is the leading proponent of the practise and meaning of phenomenological inquiry in pedagogy, psychology, health science and the human sciences. Van Manen is author of five books, including the influential Researching Lived Experience and has had his books translated into nine languages. He has also authored over 100 articles and chapters on pedagogy, health science, qualitative research methods and phenomenology. He founded the journal Phenomenology and Pedagogy and developed the website ""PhenomenologyOnline"". He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Curriculum Division of the American Educational Research Association among numerous other awards and distinctions.
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