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Qualitative Geography

ISBN-10: 1412919916

ISBN-13: 9781412919913

Edition: 2010

Authors: Dydia DeLyser, Steve Herbert, Stuart Aitken, Mike A. Crang, Linda McDowell

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Human geography has always been grounded in what we now recognize as qualitative methods - in techniques of visual assessment, archival research, participant observation, interviewing, and so on. This handbook is a key research tool for both beginning and advanced practitioners.
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Book details

List price: $120.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 11/18/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Dr. Stuart C. Aitken is Professor of Geography and June Burnett Chair at SDSU. He directs the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Young People and Space (ISYS). Stuart's research interests include critical social theory, qualitative methods, children, families and communities. His recent books include The Ethnopoetics of Space and Transformation (Ashgate 2014), The Fight to Stay Put (Verlag 2013), Young People. Border Spaces and Revolutionary Imaginations (Routledge 2011), Qualitative Geographies (Sage 2010) and The Awkward Spaces of Fathering (Ashgate 2009). Stuart has published over 200 papers in academic journals and edited book collections.

Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Engaging Qualitative Geography
Openings
Introduction
A History of Qualitative Research in Geography
'Throwntogetherness': Encounters with Difference and Diversity
A Taut Rubber Band: Theory and Empirics in Qualitative Geographic Research
Policy, Research Design and the Socially Situated Researcher
Mixed Methods: Thinking, Doing, and Asking in Multiple Ways
Encounters and Collaborations
Introduction
Ethnography and Participant Observation
Autoethnography as Sensibility
Interviewing: Fear and Liking in the Field
Life History Interviewing
Focus Groups as Collaborative Research Performances
Visual Methods and Methodologies
Doing Landscape Interpretation
Caught in the Nick of Time: Archives and Fieldwork
Textual and Discourse Analysis
GIS as Qualitative Research: Knowledge, Participatory Politics and Cartographies of Affect
"A Little Bird Told me ...": Approaching Animals Through Qualitative Methods
Performative, Non-Representational, and Affect-Based Research: Seven Injunctions
Making Sense
Introduction
Writing Qualitative Geography
The Art of Geographic Interpretation
Representing the Other: Negotiating the Personal and the Political
Major Disasters and General Panics: Methodologies of Activism, Affinity and Emotion in the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army
Reflections on Teaching Qualitative Methods in Geography
Index