Qualitative Inquiry and Human Rights

Qualitative Inquiry and Human Rights

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Qualitative researchers are increasingly being called upon to become human rights advocates, to help individuals and communities honor the sanctity of life, and to promote the core values of privacy, justice, freedom, peace, and human dignity. In this volume of plenary papers from the Fifth International of Qualitative Inquiry in 2009, leading qualitative researchers show the various dimensions of the human rights work being done by scholar/activists in the social sciences, education, health care, social services, cultural studies, and other fields.show more

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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20.32mm | 521g
  • Left Coast Press Inc
  • Walnut Creek, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • notes, references, index
  • 1598745379
  • 9781598745375

About Norman K. Denzin

Norman K. Denzin is professor of communications at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and co-editor with Yvonna Lincoln of the Handbook of Qualitative Research and the journal Qualitative Inquiry, as well as author of two dozen books. Michael D. Giardina is Visiting Assistant Professor of Advertising & Cultural Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The two have edited four volumes based on previous meetings of the Congress on Qualitative Inquiry.show more

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"Qualitative Inquiry and Human Rights... is an invitation and a space to reflect critically on what, how and why we are engaged in qualitative inquiry. It provides an original and stimulating account of the condition of, and potential for, qualitative research and represents a timely contribution of the idea that researchers could - should - contribute to promoting human rights and social justice. It is a rewarding read and a welcome opportunity to hear a range of voices from the research community, all of which remind us that social research cannot stand on the periphery of society." --Corinne Funnell, Qualitative Researchshow more

Table of contents

Preface 1. Introduction: Qualitative Inquiry and Human Rights, Norman K. Denzin & Michael D. Giardina 2. Human Dignity in Qualitative Research: Walking the Walk, Frederick Erickson 3. Human Rights Theory: Criteria, Boundaries, and Complexities, Belden Fields 4. Human Rights and Qualitative Health Research, Genevieve Rail 5. " if it means he gets his humanity back ": The worldview underpinning the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Antjie Krog 6. Ethics, Research Regulations, and Critical Social Science, Gaile S. Cannella and Yvonna S. Lincoln 7. Theories for a Global Ethics, Clifford Christians 8. Triangulation of Micro-Perspectives on Poverty and Social Exclusion, Uwe Flick 9. Performing Human Rights: The Ethics of Aesthetics, Tami Spry 10. Autoethnography is Queer, Tony E. Adams and Stacey Holman Jones 11. This is Our Moment (so) Yes We Can: Shifting Margins, Centers, and Politics of Difference in the Time of President Barack Obama, Cynthia B. Dillard 12. Coda: Meaningful Research, Aging, and Positive Transformation, Carolyn Ellis, Mary Gergen, Kenneth Gergen, Laurel Richardson, Arthur P. Bochner, Norman K. Denzin Index About the Authorsshow more