Handbook of Qualitative ResearchBook - 2000
Once again, editors Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S Lincoln have put together a volume that represents the state of the art for the theory and practice of qualitative inquiry. Built on the foundation of the landmark first edition, published in 1994, the second edition is both the bridge and the roadmap to the territory that lies ahead for researchers across the disciplines.
The Second Edition is a significant revision; in fact, it is virtually a new work. It features six new chapter topics, including, among others, auto-ethnography, critical race theory, applied ethnography, queer theory, and testimonies. Another fifteen chapters are written by new contributors. And every chapter in the book has been thoroughly revised and updated.
At the beginning of the twenty-first century, it is necessary to re-engage the promise of qualitative research as a generative form of inquiry. The Second Edition of the Handbook reveals how the discourses of qualitative research can be used to imagine and create a free and democratic society. Ground-breaking, thought-provoking, comprehensive and featuring the contributions of a virtual "Who's Who" in the human sciences, Handbook of Qualitative Research, Second Edition is absolutely an essential text for the library of any scholar interested in the art and science of research.
Intended as a comprehensive overview of qualitative research, crossing barriers of discipline, ideology, methodology, and culture, this volume contains 41 essays all revised, many new for this edition (the first was published in 1994). It presents information on strategies of inquiry, methods for handling empirical data, and the practices of interpretation, evaluation, and representation. It also addresses recent and forthcoming changes in the field, and seeks to position itself as a work in transition, representative of those changes. Denzin teaches communications, sociology, and the humanities at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Lincoln is a professor of Higher Education at Texas A&M University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)