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The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research

Sixth Edition
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May 2023 | 800 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

This new edition of the SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research represents the sixth generation of the ongoing conversation about the discipline, practice, and conduct of qualitative inquiry. As with earlier editions, the Sixth Edition is virtually a new volume, with 27 of the 34 chapters representing new topics or approaches not seen in the previous edition, including intersectionality; critical disability research; postcolonial and decolonized knowledge; diffraction and intra-action; social media methodologies; thematic analysis, collaborative inquiry from the borderlands; qualitative inquiry and public health science; co-production and the politics of impact; publishing qualitative research; and academic survival. Authors in the Sixth Edition engage with questions of ontology and epistemology, the politics of the research act, the changing landscape of higher education, and the role qualitative researchers play in contributing to a more just, egalitarian society.

To mark the Handbook’s 30-year history, we are pleased to offer a bonus PART VI in the eBook versions of the Sixth Edition: this additional section brings together and reprints ten of the most famous or game-changing contributions from the previous five editions.

Norman K. Denzin, Yvonna S. Lincoln, Michael D. Giardina, and Gaile S. Cannella
Introduction: The Discipline and Practice of Qualitative Research
Part I: Locating the Field
Frederick Erickson
A History of Qualitative Inquiry in Social and Educational Research
Gaile S. Cannella and Yvonna S. Lincoln
Ethics, Research Regulations, and Critical Qualitative Science
Yvonna S. Lincoln, Susan A. Lynham, and Egon G. Guba
Paradigmatic Controversies, Contradictions, and Emerging Confluences, Revisited
Part II: Philosophies of Inquiry
Bronwyn Davies
Feminist Inquiry
Jamel K. Donnor and Gloria Ladson-Billings
Critical Race Theory and the Postracial Imaginary
Chayla Haynes, Saran Stewart, and Lori D. Patton
Intersectionality Methodology: A Qualitative Research Imperative for Black Women’s Lives
Bryant Keith Alexander
Queer/Quare Theory: Worldmaking and Methodologies (Revisited)
Emily A. Nusbaum & Jessica Nina Lester
Critical Disability Studies and Diverse Bodyminds in Qualitative Inquiry
Mark D. Vagle, Keitha-Gail Martin-Kerr, Jana LoBello Miller, Bisola Wald, & Hazen Fairbanks
Critical Post-Intentional Phenomenological Inquiry (crit-PIP): Why it Matters and What it Can Do
Sweeney Windchief, Timothy San Pedro, and Margaret Kovach
Why We Do Indigenous Methodologies: Contemplations On Indigenous Protocol, Theory and Method
Devika Chawla
Postcolonial and Decolonized Knowing: Speaking “Nearby”: A Letter to Rekha
Aaron M. Kuntz
Poststructural Engagements
Serge F. Hein
Agential Realism, Intra-Action, and Diffractive Methodology
Part III: Practices of Inquiry
Kathryn Roulston
Examining the ‘inside lives’ of research interviews
Jack Bratich
Observation in a Surveilled World
Michael D. Giardina and Michele K. Donnelly
Ethnographic Futures: Embodied, Diffractive, and Decolonizing Approaches
Adele E. Clarke, Carrie Friese & Rachel Washburn
Critical Situational Analysis after the Interpretive Turn
Virginia Braun and Victoria Clarke
Thematic Analysis
Robert V. Kozinets and Ulrike Gretzel
Qualitative Social Media Methods: Netnography in the Age of Technocultures
Tony E. Adams and Stacy Holman Jones
Autoethnography as Becoming-with
Johnny Saldaña
Performance Shapes for Qualitative Inquiry
Richard Siegesmund
The Arts as Research: Nomadic Materiality and Possible Futures
Aitor Gómez Gonzalez
Communicative Methodology: Working Together with the Roma Community for Improving Their Lives
Claudio Moreira and Marcelo Diversi
Betweener Autoethnographies: Collaborative Inquiry from the Borderlands
Part IV: The Politics of Evidence, Science, and Knowledge
Trisha Greenhalgh and Ama de-Graft Aikins
Qualitative Inquiry and Public Health Science: Case Studies from the COVID-19 Pandemic
Harry Torrance
Science, evidence and the development of policy and practice: Can Qualitative Research Make a Different Contribution?
Brett Smith and Kerry R. McGannon
Co-production and Impact: Challenges and Opportunities
Norman K. Denzin
The Elephant in the Living Room, or, Extending the Conversation about the Politics of Evidence, Part 2
Marc Spooner
Backsliding Toward Illiberal Democracy & Authoritarianism: Qualitative Inquiry, Academic Freedom, and Technologies of Governance
Part V: Into the Future
Julianne Cheek
Academic Survival: Qualitative Researchers in the Neoliberal Academy
Mitchell Allen
Publishing and Reviewing Qualitative Research
Mirka Koro and Gaile S. Cannella
Qualitative Inquiry and Posthuman Futures: Justice and Challenging the Human/Nonhuman Life Dichotomy
Norman K. Denzin, Yvonna S. Lincoln, Michael D. Giardina, and Gaile S. Cannella
The Future of Qualitative Research

Norman K. Denzin

Norman K. Denzin is Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Communications, College of Communications Scholar, and Research Professor of Communications, Sociology, and Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. One of the world’s foremost authorities on qualitative research and cultural criticism, he is the author or editor of more than 30 books, including The Qualitative Manifesto; Qualitative Inquiry Under Fire; Reading Race; Interpretive Ethnography; The Cinematic Society; The Alcoholic Self; and a trilogy on the American West. He is past editor of The Sociological Quarterly, co-editor of six editions of the... More About Author

Yvonna S. Lincoln

Yvonna S. Lincoln is Professor Emerita at Texas A&M University, where she held the Ruth Harrington Chair of Educational Leadership and was Distinguished Professor of Higher Education. She is the coeditor of the journal Qualitative Inquiry, coeditor of the first through six editions of The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research, and coeditor of The SAGE Handbook of Critical and Indigenous Methodologies. As well, she is the coauthor, editor, or coeditor of more than a half dozen other books and volumes. She has served as the President of the Association for the Study of Higher Education and the American Evaluation Research Association,... More About Author

Michael Donald Giardina

Michael D. Giardina is Professor of Physical Culture and Qualitative Inquiry in the Department of Sport Management at Florida State University, USA. He is the author or editor of more than 20 books, including the award-winning Sport, Spectacle, and NASCAR Nation: Consumption and the Cultural Politics of Neoliberalism (with Joshua Newman; Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and Collaborative Futures in Qualitative Inquiry: Research in a Pandemic (with Norman K. Denzin; Routledge, 2021). He is a two-time recipient of the NASSS Outstanding Book Award (2006, 2012). He is the coeditor of Qualitative Inquiry, coeditor of Cultural Studies?Critical... More About Author

Gaile S. Cannella

Gaile S. Cannella is an independent scholar who for many years served as a tenured Full Professor at Texas A&M University – College Station and at Arizona State University – Tempe, as well as the Velma Schmidt Endowed Chair of Education at the University of North Texas.  Her scholarship focuses on diverse constructions of critical qualitative inquiry, reconceptualist and critical childhood studies, and justice broadly related to childhood, support for diversity, environmental studies and human/nonhuman conceptualizations and power orientations.  Dr. Cannella’s work has appeared in more than 100 chapters and journal articles;... More About Author