BOOKS RECEIVED: Aline Gubrium and Krista Harper, “Participatory Visual and Digital Methods” (Left Coast Press, 2013)
Gubrium and Harper describe how visual and digital methodologies can contribute to a participatory, public-engaged ethnography. These methods can change the traditional relationship between academic researchers and the community, building one that is more accessible, inclusive, and visually appealing, and… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Mark P Leone, “Critical Historical Archaeology” (Left Coast Press, 2010)
How can we use the past to make sense of the issues and problems that concern us in the present? Mark Leone, the leading critical theorist in historical archaeology, urges archaeologists to view their discipline as an activist pursuit. This… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Corey W. Johnson and Diana C. Parry, eds., “Fostering Social Justice through Qualitative Inquiry: A Methodological Guide” (Left Coast Press, 2015)
Qualitative researchers increasingly flock to social justice research to move beyond academic discourse and aid marginalized communities and groups. This is the first textbook to address the methods of conducting qualitative research using a social justice paradigm. The book addresses… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Cannella, and Salazar Perez, and Pasque, eds., “Critical Qualitative Inquiry: Foundations and Futures” (Left Coast Press, 2015)
Critical approaches to qualitative research have made a significant impact on research practice over the past decade. This comprehensive volume of contemporary, original articles places this trend in its historical context, describes the current landscape of critical work, and considers… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Hilary Orange, “Reanimating Industrial Spaces: Conducting Memory Work in Post-Industrial Spaces” (Left Coast Press, 2014)
Reanimating Industrial Spaces explores the relationships between people and the places of former industry through approaches that incorporate and critique memory-work. The chapters in this volume consider four broad questions: What is the relationship between industrial heritage and memory? How… Read More
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