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by Norman K. Denzin

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Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln

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Norman Denzin, one of the most interesting theorists and ethnographers in American sociology, has turned his critical eye to postmodern theory and . Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Norman Denzin, one of the most interesting theorists and ethnographers in American sociology, has turned his critical eye to postmodern theory and contemporary American culture and society. Revitalizing Mills' sociological imagination, Denzin addresses the relations between Hollywood films of the 1980s, their constructions of self, and the structures of lived experience.

Norman K. Denzin, Yvonna S.

He is the past president of The Midwest Sociological Society and the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. He is the founding president of the International Association of Qualitative Inquiry (2005-) and director of the International Center of Qualitative Inquiry (2005

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The Landscape of Qualitative Research, Third Edition, the first volume of the paperback versions of the The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research, Third Edition, takes a look at the field from a broadly theoretical perspective, and is composed of the Handbook's Parts I (“Locating the Field”), II (“Major Paradigms and Perspectives”), and VI (“The Future of Qualitative Research”). The Landscape of Qualitative Research, Third Edition attempts to put the field of qualitative research in context. Part I provides background on the field, starting with history, then action research and the academy, and the politics and ethics of qualitative research. Part II isolates what we regard as the major historical and contemporary paradigms now structuring and influencing qualitative research in the human disciplines. The chapters move from competing paradigms (positivist, post positivist, constructivist, critical theory) to specific interpretive perspectives, feminisms, racialized discourses, cultural studies, sexualities, and queer theory. Part III considers the future of qualitative research.

New to the Third Edition

• Contains a new Reader's Guide prepared by the editors that helps students and researchers navigate through the chapters,locating the different methodologies, methods, techniques, issues, and theories relevant to their work.

• Presents an abbreviated Glossary of terms that offer students and researchers a ready resource to help decode the language of qualitative research.

• Offers recommended Readings that provide readers with additional sources on specific topic areas linked to their research.

Intended Audience

This text is designed for graduate students taking classes in social research methods and qualitative methods as well as researchers throughout the social sciences and in some fields within the humanities.

Comments: (6)

Great book; writing is clear and not dense.
This is basically the Bible of any qualitative researcher. I could sing an ode to Norman Denzin! An absolute must have!
The text is unique. It takes a look at the field of qualitative research and naturalistic inquiry from a broadly philosophycal perspective and competing paradigms.In our quanititave tecnocratic society such a approach is really needed.This book is of particular value in public health research and policy, where technocratic approach is dominant.
In my opinion any research have to start with describing the landscape od an research problem.
What is qualitative research? This book aims - and succeeds - in providing an answer. In a nutshell, qualitative research seeks to provide a more complex and rich description of human behavior than traditional quantitative research, with its emphasis on "verifiable" numbers and statistics. As one researcher has said, "Quantitative methods can tell you the median age of people who watch Star Trek, but it can't tell you why they watch it or what it means." This collection of essays by leading qualitative researchers and theoreticians defends qualitative research as an acceptable scientific paradigm - indeed, one more suited to explanation than narrowly defined "science" itself.

Particularly helpful are Denzin and Lincoln's introductory chapter to qualitative research itself; Thomas Schwandt's chapter on constructivism and interpretivism; Kinchebe and McLaren's on critical theory; and the concluding chapters on the future of "messy writing" in science. Recommended for academic practitioners - an excellent text for a graduate-level course in research as well.
This is one of three large paperbacks that are the components of Sage's extensive and essential Handbook of Qualitative Research. This volume presents the most thorough theoretical survey of qualitative research that I have read or taught. Denzin and Lincoln's historical view of the field in the introduction and conclusion create a deep contextual understanding of what has been and is now at stake in qualitative research. The volume includes two other aspects that are essential: seeing research as it relates to higher education, and a consideration and critique of research approval bureaucracies (like IRB's) that are sometimes hostile to qualitative work. While many many other books can offer recipes of how one can do qual, this one sets out the "Why?", and the research work out of it flows. It also offers a consideration of the challenges faced when you want to use your own cultural assumptions to study another culture, rather than learning of their own ideas of how things work.

Each chapter also functions as a thorough bibliography of the area under consideration.
Good arrival time, great packaging and a great read if this is what you need. I needed it for school and it came just when I needed it and the information was very helpful. I would recommend buying it.
The Landscape of Qualitative Research download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Norman K. Denzin
ISBN: 1412957583
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc; 3rd edition (November 28, 2007)
Pages: 632 pages