Critical Qualitative Inquiry in the Academy
"In this contemporary era of racialized and political reckoning and welcomed civil disobedience globally, the editors and contributors of this book offer unique insights that inspire new and radical ways to engage in intra-public intellectualism. Through contemplative and decolonizing imaginaries, dialogues, and interludes, each chapter disrupts boundaries and expands possibilities for re-envisioning the role of academics and critical qualitative research in theorizing and transforming public social spheres. This edited book is a must read for those seeking a compelling and diverse compilation of perspectives on public intellectualism."--Michelle Salazar Perez, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education, The University of Texas at Austin "This powerful and timely collection of essays answers the call for a critical inquiry that advances a long over-due public social science."--Norman K. Denzin, Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Communications, Sociology, and the Humanities, University of Illinois "In a world that too often seems beyond resuscitating, Intra-Public Intellectualism: Critical Qualitative Inquiry in the Academy is an injection of hope for critical qualitative inquirers committed to public causes, no matter how lost. While offering plenty of provocations, interventions, and lines of flight, in sync with the post-philosophies prominent throughout the book, each edited chapter is also a demonstration of how to (still) think and do responsive and responsible public critical qualitative work that matters. It is a positive reminder that the public is still worth fighting for and we critical qualitative researchers have and must soldier on."--Jennifer R. Wolgemuth, Associate Professor of Measurement and Research, University of South Florida
Timothy C. Wells (M.A., Arizona State University) is a doctoral student in the Learning, Literacy, and Technology program at Arizona State University. His work resides in the fields of educational foundations and qualitative inquiry, bringing a critical interdisciplinary framework to the study of social and affective experience in schooling. He has published in Teachers College Press, Qualitative Inquiry, and Discourse: A Journal of Culture and Education. David Lee Carlson is an associate professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. He writes in the areas of Qualitative Inquiry, Queer Theory, and Curriculum Studies. His most recent articles appear in Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, International Journal of Research in Qualitative Inquiry, and Qualitative Inquiry. Mirka Koro(Ph.D., University of Helsinki) is a Professor of qualitative research at the Arizona State University. Her scholarship operates in the intersection of methodology, philosophy, and socio-cultural critique and her work aims to contribute to methodological knowledge, experimentation, and theoretical development across various traditions associated with qualitative research. She has published in various qualitative and educational journals and she is the author of Reconceptualizing Qualitative Research: Methodologies without Methodology (2016) and co-editor of Disrupting Data in Qualitative Inquiry: Entanglements with the Post-Critical and Post-Anthropocentric (2017).
Acknowledgments Map to the Interludes Introduction ONE. Intellectual Publics I Public Intellectuals M. Francyne Huckaby and Jonathan W. Crocker TWO. An Ecology of Truth(s) Telling Amid the Post-Truth Turn Joseph D. Sweet and Taylor M. Kessner THREE. Guiding Public Engagement With Science Through a Branching Narrative of Qualitative Perspectives Mathew D. Evans FOUR. Whiteness and the Natural Order: Shame, Race and Public Intellectualism According to Jordan Peterson Lauren Mark and Timothy C. Wells FIVE. Is That a Ladybird on the Leaf? Public Intellectualism and Resistance With Very Young Children Marek Tesar SIX. Intellectual Undesirables: An Autoethnographic Reflection on Intellectual Contributions of the Neurologically Othered Joshua Cruz SEVEN. Intellectual Gatekeepers: Reclaiming Black Queer Youth as the Public Boni Wozolek EIGHT. The (Un)Common Intellectual: Possibilities for New Relational Bonds David Lee Carlson NINE. Soil Storying of Public Intellectualism: Ideas Mattering Through Care and Collectivity Nicole Bowers and Adam T. Clark TEN. Enacting Anzalduan Spiritual Activism: Intersecting Personal and Collective Shadows in Public Intellectualism Kakali Bhattacharya and Mildred Boveda Contributors Permissions Index Note:Table of Contents subject to change up until book is published.