Juliet Corbin: To Learn to Think Conceptually


  • César A. Cisneros Puebla Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa




Chicago school, grounded theory, methods, knowledge development, literary theory, concept development, social transformation


Some brilliant images are projected from Juliet CORBIN's memories around her first steps into the qualitative research world related to the symbolic interactionism tradition. She focuses on some remarkable issues about learning the proc­esses of Grounded Theory based on her past experiences teaching in seminars or doing work­shops worldwide. The differences between writing novels and the narrative perspective and writing social science from Grounded Theory methodol­ogy are discussed by her in order to distinguish the role of literature in the production of socially active knowledge. Latin-America and Marxism are especially focused in the discussion around the relevance of activism involved in social trans­formation. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0403325


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Author Biography

César A. Cisneros Puebla, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa

César A. CISNEROS PUEBLA (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs/impressum/cisneros-e.htm) is Professor in Sociology Department at Autonomous Metropolitan University-Iztapalapa, Mexico. He teaches Qualitative Methods and Social Sciences Epistemology. His research interests include Narrative and Discourse Analysis, Grounded Theory, Symbolic Interaction, Qualitative Data Analysis and Qualitative Computing. For FQS, he coordinates the Ibero American branch and has published "Qualitative Social Research in Mexico" (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs/1-00/1-00cisneros-e.htm) and "Review: Adrian Holliday (2001). Doing and Writing Qualitative Research " (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs/4-02/4-02review-cisneros-e.htm). In 2002 and 2003 he was a Visiting Professor at the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, University of Alberta.



How to Cite

Cisneros Puebla, C. A. (2004). Juliet Corbin: To Learn to Think Conceptually. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 5(3). https://doi.org/10.17169/fqs-5.3.550

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