Interpretive Interactionism

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Praise for the First Edition: 'Interpretive Interactionism argues strongly for a new approach to qualitative research methods. Writing primarily for established practitioners and advanced graduate students, Denzin seeks to fuse influences of symbolic interactionist, hermeneutical, feminist, post-modern and critical-biographical thought into his personal approach to research, which he calls interpretive interactionism' - Contemporary Sociology The expanded and updated Second Edition includes: information on how interpretive work can be used to further the workings of a free, democratic society; a new chapter on interpretive criteria in the Seventh moment; a re-examination of the key notion of thick description, in light of the narrative and performance turns in the social sciences; new material on multisited ethnographies, the politics of place, the ethnoscapes of group life; links made with recent qualitative turns, from literary ethnography to feminist, cultural, critical race, interpretive and Foucauldian studies; and new coverage of narratives and sacred places and new writing forms (layered texts, poetry, short stories).