A Call for Critical Perspectives in Qualitative Research

Rainer Winter


The formation of critical poststructuralism in the United States has fundamentally transformed qualitative research. The crisis of representation first discussed in anthropology has had the effect of rethinking the foundations of qualitative research by putting ethical questions on the agenda and stimulating a search for new forms of validity. Against this backdrop, this study will analyze different methods and research strategies in critical qualitative inquiry, such as interpretive interactionism, autoethnography, and performance ethnography. The call to action inherent in these strategies and further contributions to cultural and social change will be discussed.
URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs110171


crisis of representation; validity; ethnography; performance; social justice

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-12.1.1583

Copyright (c) 2010 Rainer Winter

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