BOOKS RECEIVED: Constance T. Fischer, Leswin Laubscher, and Roger Brooke, eds.,  “The Qualitative Vision for Psychology: An Invitation to a Human Science Approach” (Duquesne UP, 2016)
This volume, edited by three leading proponents and practitioners of human science psychology, serves as an invitation to readers new to this approach while also renewing that invitation to those who have long embraced and advanced research in the field… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Nancy MacKay, “Curating Oral Histories: From Interview to Archive, 2nd ed.” (Left Coast Press, 2016)
For the past ten years, Nancy MacKays Curating Oral Histories (2006) has been the one-stop shop for librarians, curators, program administrators, and project managers who are involved in turning an oral history interview into a primary research document, available for… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Nicholas J. Long and Henrietta L. Moore, eds., “The Social Life of Achievement” (Berghahn, 2016)
What happens when people “achieve”? Why do reactions to “achievement” vary so profoundly? And how might an anthropological study of achievement and its consequences allow us to develop a more nuanced model of the motivated agency that operates in the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Clarke,  Friese, and Washburn, eds.,  “Situational Analysis in Practice: Mapping Research with Grounded Theory” (Left Coast Press, 2015)
Situational Analysis creates analytic maps of social processes and relationships identified using grounded theory. Creator of the method, award-winning sociologist Adele E. Clarke and two co-editors show how the method can be, and has been, used in a variety of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Christine Davis, “Conversations about Qualitative Communication Research: Behind the Scenes with Leading Scholars” (Left Coast Press, 2013)
Christine Davis offers readers an insiders view of the practices of ten leading qualitative communication scholars, showing how they make critical decisions in the process of conducting research. Through interviews and reflective assessment of their key articles, these researchers make… Read More
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