Review: Norman K. Denzin & Yvonna S. Lincoln (Eds.) (2002). The Qualitative Inquiry Reader


  • Mary Gergen Penn State University



qualitative inquiry, qualitative methods, ethnography, autoethnography, poetics, performance, narratives, collaborative inquiry


This "cutting edge" reader is composed of 20 selections taken from Qualitative Inquiry in the past seven years. Its emphasis is on displaying new forms of qualitative inquiry, including ethnographies, performances and poetics, with the aim of presenting new methods and critical frameworks for interpreting this work, as well as developing a reflexive sensitivity to the critical and ethical dimensions of research. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0204351


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Author Biography

Mary Gergen, Penn State University

Mary GERGEN ( is Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at Penn State University Delaware County in Media, PA, USA. Her academic interests are often found at the intersection of feminist and social constructionist theories. Her most recent book is Feminist Reconstructions in Psychology: Narrative, Gender, and Performance (2001, Sage). She is also the editor of Toward a New Feminist Psychology: A Reader, with Sara N. DAVIS (1999, Routledge), and is co-editor with Kenneth J. GERGEN ( of Social Constructionism: A Reader (2003, Sage). She is co-founder of the Taos Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to the expansion of social constructionist ideas in various professional practices, including therapy and organizational development.




How to Cite

Gergen, M. (2002). Review: Norman K. Denzin & Yvonna S. Lincoln (Eds.) (2002). The Qualitative Inquiry Reader. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 3(4).



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