In increasing numbers, qualitative researchers are leaving their ivory tower perches and entering the fray, focusing their research and actions on the promotion of social justice. In this tightly edited volume of original articles stemming from the 2008 International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry, leading figures in qualitative research demonstrate the potential for the research tradition to make contributions to the betterment of humankind.

chapter |40 pages

Qualitative Inquiry and Social Justice: Toward a Politics of Hope

Qualitative Inquiry and Social Justice Toward a Politics of Hope Norman K. Denzin and Michael D. Giardina
ByNorman K. Denzin Michael D. Giardina

part |2 pages

Section I Ethics, Evidence, and Social Justice

chapter 1|20 pages

Deploying Qualitative Methods for Critical Social Purposes

ByGaile S. Cannella Yvonna S. Lincoln

chapter 4|8 pages

Four Points Concerning Policy-Oriented Qualitative Research

ByFrederick Erickson

chapter 3|27 pages

Institutional Review Boards and the Ethics of Emotion

ByMichele J. McIntosh Janice M. Morse

chapter 4|15 pages

Evidence: A Critical Realist Perspective for Qualitative Research

A Critical Realist Perspective for Qualitative Research Joseph A. Maxwell
ByJoseph A. Maxwell

part |2 pages

Section II Qualitative Inquiry in Post- Disaster America

chapter 5|14 pages

Education Research in the Public Interest

Education Research in the Public Interest Gloria Ladson-Billings
ByGloria Ladson-Billings

chapter 6|26 pages

Performing Pedagogies of Hope in Post-Katrina America

Performing Pedagogies of Hope in Post-Katrina America Michael D. Giardina Laura H. Vaughan
ByMichael D. Giardina Laura H. Vaughn

chapter 7|20 pages

Power-Shifting at the Speed of Light: Critical Qualitative Research Post-Disaster

Critical Qualitative Research Post-Disaster Gaile S. Cannella

part |2 pages

Section III Human Rights and Radical Performance

chapter 8|11 pages

Dangerous Ethnography

ByD. Soyini Madison

chapter 9|19 pages

Risky Research: Investigating the “Perils” of Ethnography

Investigating the “Perils” of Ethnography Karen A. Stewart Aaron Hess
ByKaren A. Stewart Aaron Hess Sarah J. Tracy H. L. Goodall, Jr.

chapter 10|12 pages

Racializing Ethics and Bearing Witness to Memory in Research

Cynthia B. Dillard

chapter 11|19 pages

Chapter The Death of a Cow 11

Jean Halley

chapter 12|31 pages

Rethinking Words, Concepts, Stories, and Theories: Sensing a New World?

Sensing a New World? Ian Stronach
ByIan Stronach