Contributor spotlight interviews:

Dr Kim Lopez: https://youtu.be/vEF71NM_jQc

Dr Jocelyn Scott: https://youtu.be/qfjcbgExEJ0

Dr Brian Kumm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kchW0MDfw44&t=158s,

Dr Luc Cousineau: https://youtu.be/IjRvRw3WjgY

Now in its second edition, Fostering Social Justice through Qualitative Inquiry, addresses the methods of conducting qualitative research using a social justice paradigm. Qualitative researchers increasingly flock to social justice research to move beyond academic discourse and aid marginalized, oppressed, or less-powerful communities and groups.

The book addresses the differences that a social justice stance requires from the researcher, then discusses how major theories and qualitative methodologies are employed to create social justice in both the process and products of qualitative research. Snapshot theory chapters introduce the foundations of theories like feminism, critical race theory, queer theory, and many more. Robust methodological chapters cover grounded theory, phenomenology, ethnography, participatory action research, and other key qualitative designs. Chapters are written by experts in the specific theory or methodology, and exemplars of the authors work illustrate this style of research in action.

New to this edition:

• Expanded attention to the theories most commonly associated with social justice research by authors who have put it to use

• Methodological chapters on autoethnography, collective memory work, digital methods and postqualitative inquiry

• Chapter Reflection Questions to help students and their supervisors/instructors apply what they’ve learned

• Recommended readings from each author with annotations to encourage additional exploration

This established textbook will be suitable for graduate students and scholars in qualitative inquiry in a range of disciplines, including Education and Gender and Sexuality, Communication, Leisure Studies, and across the social sciences.

chapter 2|38 pages

Snapshot Chapters

chapter |4 pages

‘This Is What a Feminist Researcher Looks Like’

Enacting Feminist Theories and Politics for Social Justice

chapter |5 pages

Inquiry for Justice

Critical Race Theory and Qualitative Research

chapter |5 pages

Poised against Ableism

Critical Disability Theory (CDT), Justice, and Verbing to Disablement

chapter |4 pages


chapter |4 pages

Post-Structural Thought

Leaks and the Incontinence of Meaning

chapter |4 pages

Posthumanism and Social Justice Research

Skating to Freedom

chapter 4|17 pages

Leaning into the Ambiguity of Liberation

Phenomenology for Social Justice 1

chapter 6|19 pages

One Day on Earth

Featuring Social Justice in Case Study Research

chapter 7|22 pages

Ethnographic Research for Social Justice

A Critical Engagement with Homelessness in a Public Park

chapter 8|16 pages

Writing Ourselves Back into the Story

Using Autoethnography to Advance Social Justice 1

chapter 9|19 pages

Evocative Inquiry

Saving the World, One Story at a Time 1

chapter 10|17 pages

Moving Forward, Looking Back

Historical Inquiry for Social Justice

chapter 11|22 pages

Participatory Action Research

Democratizing Knowledge for Social Justice

chapter 12|13 pages

Resurrecting Recollections

Collective Memory Work for Dismantling Discourses of Power 1

chapter 14|16 pages

“Just Give It Up”

Embracing the Immanence of Post Qualitative Inquiry

chapter 15|9 pages

The Future of Social Justice

Paradigm Proliferation