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Cartographies of Knowledge
Exploring Qualitative Epistemologies



June 2012 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Interpretative Qualitative Research: Agency, Subjectivity, and Experience frames the concerns and processes of standard analytic induction, ethnomethodology, and symbolic interaction in terms of cutting-edge issues for contemporary qualitative research. It is the first book to demonstrate how interpretive paradigms for qualitative data analysis produce research findings that are rooted to significantly different understandings of personal agency and social structures; subjectivity and identity; and, the nature of human experience. Specifically, the book explores the analytical process, interpretative power, and political effects of these three styles of interpretative research. The result is a rich, pedagogical resource that explores not only how data is interpreted but also the kinds of problems, solutions, and questions that can be investigated.
 
Preface
 
About the Author
 
1. Introduction
Mapping the Journey

 
Familiar Intellectual Geographies

 
Implications for Social Research

 
Concluding Thoughts

 
Further Reading

 
 
2. Philosophical Roots of Research Methodologies
Introduction

 
The Changing Discourses of Social Science

 
Philosophy and Practice

 
Implications for Social Research

 
Concluding Thoughts

 
Further Reading

 
 
3. Analytic Induction
Introduction

 
Analytic Induction: A Brief History

 
The Basic Premise of Contemporary Analytic Induction

 
Analysis of Newpaper, Television, and Interview Exemplars

 
Implications for Social Research

 
Concluding Thoughts

 
Further Reading

 
 
4. Symbolic Interaction
Introduction

 
Symbolic Interaction: A Brief History

 
The Basic Premise of Symbolic Interaction

 
Anaylsis of Newspaper, Television, and Interview Exemplars

 
Implications for Social Research

 
Concluding Thoughts

 
Further Reading

 
 
5. Ethnomethodology
Introduction

 
Ethnomethodology: A Brief History

 
The Basic Premise of Ethnomethodology

 
Analysis of Newspaper, Television, and Interview Exemplars

 
Implications for Social Research

 
Concluding Thoughts

 
Further Reading

 
 
6. Social Research: Drawing New Maps
Introduction

 
The Problems of Social Research Revisited

 
A Matter of Ethics: The Making of a Social Scientist

 
Revisiting Subjectivity, Agency, and Experience

 
Envisioning Social Epistemologies

 
Implications for Social Research

 
Concluding Thoughts

 
Further Reading

 
 
References
 
Index

Celine-Marie Pascale

Celine-Marie Pascale is a professor of Sociology and an affiliate professor of Communication at American University in Washington, DC. Her research concerns language, inequality, and epistemology. She is the author of two award-winning books, Making Sense of Race, Class and Gender (Routledge, 2007) and Cartographies of Knowledge (Sage, 2011). In addition, she edited a field-defining international collection of original scholarship, Social Inequality & the Politics of Representation (Sage, 2013). She is the author of more than two dozen peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. More About Author

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