Qualitative Research Methods

ISBN-10: 0631217622
ISBN-13: 9780631217626
Edition: 2001
Authors: Darin Weinberg
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List price: $73.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/22/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 356
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Qualitative Research Methods is an indispensable, definitive collection of readings for students undertaking any kind of social science inquiry. These readings represent the finest classic and contemporary scholarship in the field. Each conceptually accessible article includes an editorial introduction for students using and studying research methods for the first time. This volume will acquaint students with not only the full range of contemporary qualitative research methods, but also the location of these methods in wider scientific breakthroughs.

Bryan S. Turner was Professor of Sociology at the University of Cambridge (1998�2005) and at the National University of Singapore (2005�09). He is currently the Alona Evans Distinguished Visiting Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College USA and the Director of the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies, University of Western Sydney, Australia. He has published The New Medical Sociology (W. W. Norton & Co, 2004) and The Body & Society (Sage, 2008).  Kathy Davis is a Senior Researcher at the Institute of History and Culture, Utrecht University. Previous publications include Negotiating at the Margins (Rutgers University Press, 1992), Embodied Practices: Feminist Perspectives on the Body (Sage, 1997), The Handbook of Gender and Women's Studies (Sage, 2006).Mary Evans is Professor of Women's Studies at Kent University. Recent publications include Love: An Unromantic Discussion (Polity,2002), Gender and Social Theory (Open University Press, 2003),  Killing Thinking : The Death of the Universities (Continuum, 2004), the Handbook of Gender and Women's Studies (Sage, 2006), and A Short History of Society (Open University Press, 2007).Victoria Pitts is Associate Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her publications include In the Flesh: the Cultural Politics of Body Modification (Palgrave, 2003) and Surgery Junkies: Wellness and Pathology in Cosmetic Culture (Rutgers University Press, 2007). She is also editor of The Cultural Encyclopedia of the Body (Greenwood Press, 2008) and co-editor of the journal Women's Studies Quarterly.Darin Weinberg is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Cambridge University.Soon-hee Whang  is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the Institute of Social Science, Tsukuba University. She has published extensively in educational sociology, cultural sociology, and sports sociology in Korean, Japanese, and English. She is the author, in Japanese, of Japan's Elite High Schools (Sekai, 1998) and 'Sports Within Culture: The Paradox of Sport and Spectacle in Korean Sumo' in For Those Learning Sports Sociology , eds Inoue and Kameyama (Sekai, 1999).

Acknowledgments
Qualitative Research Methods: An Overview
The Legacy of Qualitative Research Methods
Introduction to Part I
The Stranger
Paradigmatic Traditions in the History of Anthropology
Everett C. Hughes and the Development of Fieldwork in Sociology
Qualitative Interviewing, Life History, and Narrative Analysis
Introduction to Part II
The Life History and the Scientific Mosaic
Talking and Listening from Women's Standpoint: Feminist Strategies for Interviewing and Analysis
Active Interviewing
Narrative Authenticity
Observational Fieldwork
Introduction to Part III
The Place of Field Work in Social Science
On Fieldwork
Difference and Dialogue: Members' Readings of Ethnographic Texts
In Search of Horatio Alger: Culture and Ideology in the Crack Economy
Conversation and Discourse Analysis
Introduction to Part IV
Activity Types and Language
Reflections on Talk and Social Structure
Refusing Invited Applause: Preliminary Observations from a Case Study of Charismatic Oratory
Research Using Artifacts as Primary Sources
Introduction to Part V
The Interpretation of Documents and Material Culture
Professional Vision
Artwork: Collection and Contemporary Culture
Index

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