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Relational Bonding Under The Sukkah And In Oral History Pre-Interviews, Carolyn Ellis, Tori Lockler, Ellen Klein Dec 2010

Relational Bonding Under The Sukkah And In Oral History Pre-Interviews, Carolyn Ellis, Tori Lockler, Ellen Klein

Carolyn Ellis

Oral History is part of the Understanding Qualitative Research series, which is designed to provide researchers with authoritative guides to understanding, presenting, and critiquing analyses and associated inferences. There are three subareas in this series: Quantitative Research, Measurement, and Qualitative Research. This volume fits in the Qualitative Research group and addresses issues surrounding oral history - how to both fully and succinctly report and present this material, as well as the challenges of evaluating it.


Trekking Through Autoethnography, Carolyn Ellis, Tony Adams Dec 2010

Trekking Through Autoethnography, Carolyn Ellis, Tony Adams

Carolyn Ellis

The authors—noted scholars and researchers—provide an up-to-date guide to qualitative study design, data collection, analysis, and reporting. Step by step, the authors explain a range of methodologies and methods for conducting qualitative research focusing on how they are applied when conducting an actual study. The book includes methods of data collection, specific approaches to qualitative research, and current issues in the field. Specifically, chapters cover the methods, designs, and analyses related to the methodologies of history, case study, program evaluation, ethnography, autoethnography, narrative, life histories, emancipatory discourses, feminist perspectives, African American inquiry, indigenous studies, and practitioner qualitative research.


Meaningful Research, Aging, And Positive Transformation, Carolyn Ellis, L Richardson, M Gergen, K Gergen, N Denzin, A Bochner Dec 2009

Meaningful Research, Aging, And Positive Transformation, Carolyn Ellis, L Richardson, M Gergen, K Gergen, N Denzin, A Bochner

Carolyn Ellis

Qualitative researchers are increasingly being called upon to become human rights advocates, to help individuals and communities honor the sanctity of life, and to promote the core values of privacy, justice, freedom, peace, and human dignity. In this volume of plenary papers from the Fifth International of Qualitative Inquiry in 2009, leading qualitative researchers show the various dimensions of the human rights work being done by scholar/activists in the social sciences, education, health care, social services, cultural studies, and other fields.


Mentoring Relationships: Creating A Future For Qualitative Inquiry, Carolyn Ellis, T Adams, L Ellingson, A Bochner, N Denzin, A Durham, D Madison, R Alexander, R Pelias, N Defenbaugh, L Richardson Dec 2008

Mentoring Relationships: Creating A Future For Qualitative Inquiry, Carolyn Ellis, T Adams, L Ellingson, A Bochner, N Denzin, A Durham, D Madison, R Alexander, R Pelias, N Defenbaugh, L Richardson

Carolyn Ellis

In increasing numbers, qualitative researchers are leaving their ivory tower perches and entering the fray, focusing their research and actions on the promotion of social justice. In this tightly edited volume of original articles stemming from the 2008 International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry, leading figures in qualitative research demonstrate the potential for the research tradition to make contributions to the betterment of humankind.


Telling Tales On Neighbors: Ethical Quandaries In Two Voices, Carolyn Ellis Dec 2008

Telling Tales On Neighbors: Ethical Quandaries In Two Voices, Carolyn Ellis

Carolyn Ellis

Focusing on the ethics of writing about others in ethnographic and autoethnographic tales, this article provides excerpts from stories about neighbors in a mountain community that show differences and conflicts about religion, gender, ethnicity, and race. The author provides a dialogic representation of the debates that occurred in her mind about the process and ethics of writing these stories. These introspective conversations reveal the vulnerable, muddy, and ambivalent process of making ethical decisions in qualitative research. These complex decisions require integrating our own moral positions with society's call for scholarship that contributes to social justice; readers' demands for truthful ...


At Home With 'Real Americans': Communicating Across The Urban/Rural And Black/White Divides In The 2008 Presidential Election, Carolyn Ellis Dec 2008

At Home With 'Real Americans': Communicating Across The Urban/Rural And Black/White Divides In The 2008 Presidential Election, Carolyn Ellis

Carolyn Ellis

This ethnographic story seeks to reveal the complexity in talking across the urban/rural and Black/White divide in the 2008 Presidential Election.The story shows the tensions between feeling that an attempt to understand the other might help perpetuate the very intolerance we want to break through and feeling a responsibility to reach out and try to fashion a way out of prejudices and values with which we disagree. Is there a possibility for transformative dialogue and appreciative inquiry, where the four participants in this story might envision and generate a new, coconstructed reality, that all of them could ...


Revision: Autoethnographic Reflections On Life And Work, Carolyn Ellis Dec 2008

Revision: Autoethnographic Reflections On Life And Work, Carolyn Ellis

Carolyn Ellis

Carolyn Ellis is the leading writer in the move toward personal, autobiographical writing as a strategy for academic research. In addition to her landmark books Final Negotiations and The Ethnographic I, she has authored numerous stories that demonstrate the emotional power and academic value of autoethnography. This volume collects a dozen of Ellis’s stories—about the loss of her husband, brother and mother; of growing up in small town Virginia; about the work of the ethnographer; about emotionally charged life issues such as abortion, caregiving, and love. Atop these captivating stories, she adds the component of meta-autoethnography—a layering ...


Let's Get Personal: First-Generation Autoethnographers Reflect On Writing Personal Narratives, Carolyn Ellis, A Bochner, N Denzin, H Goodall, R Pelias, L Richardson Dec 2007

Let's Get Personal: First-Generation Autoethnographers Reflect On Writing Personal Narratives, Carolyn Ellis, A Bochner, N Denzin, H Goodall, R Pelias, L Richardson

Carolyn Ellis

What is evidence in qualitative inquiry and how is it evaluated? What is true or false in research is strongly influenced by socially defined criteria and by the politics of academia. In providing an alternative to conservative science, qualitative researchers are often victimized by these politics. The use of qualitative evidence within the policy arena is also subject to social and political factors. Within qualitative inquiry itself, evidence is defined differently in different discourses—law, medicine, history, cultural, or performance studies. The interdisciplinary, international group of contributors to this volume address these questions in an attempt to create evidential criteria ...


Autoethnography As Constructionist Project, Carolyn Ellis, L Richardson Dec 2007

Autoethnography As Constructionist Project, Carolyn Ellis, L Richardson

Carolyn Ellis

Constructionism has become one of the most popular research approaches in the social sciences. But until now, little attention has been given to the conceptual and methodological underpinnings of the constructionist stance, and the remarkable diversity within the field. This cutting-edge handbook brings together a dazzling array of scholars to review the foundations of constructionist research, how it is put into practice in multiple disciplines, and where it may be headed in the future. The volume critically examines the analytic frameworks, strategies of inquiry, and methodological choices that together form the mosaic of contemporary constructionism, making it an authoritative reference ...


Autoethnographic Introspective In Ethnographic Fiction: A Method Of Inquiry, Carolyn Ellis, C Davis Dec 2007

Autoethnographic Introspective In Ethnographic Fiction: A Method Of Inquiry, Carolyn Ellis, C Davis

Carolyn Ellis

This book explores the experiential research methods (arts-based, reflexative, collaborative) that allow researchers to access their own and their participants' knowing in richer ways. It comprises chapters on innovative methods of research and analysis using literary forms, performance and visual arts, and through collaborative and interdisciplinary inquiry. It offers methodological discussions and first-person accounts of experiences in using these methods in order to fire the imagination of students and researchers. Writers are drawn from various disciplines in the health and social sciences, and the methodologies they discuss can be applied across these fields.


Stray Cats And Katrina's Displaced: Dealing With Society's Expendables, Carolyn Ellis Dec 2006

Stray Cats And Katrina's Displaced: Dealing With Society's Expendables, Carolyn Ellis

Carolyn Ellis

No abstract provided.


Talking And Thinking About Qualitative Research, Carolyn Ellis, A Bochner, N Denzin, Y Lincoln, J Morse, R Pelias, L Richardson Dec 2006

Talking And Thinking About Qualitative Research, Carolyn Ellis, A Bochner, N Denzin, Y Lincoln, J Morse, R Pelias, L Richardson

Carolyn Ellis

Ethics has been a perennial concern of qualitative researchers. The subject has been confounded with the emergence of human subjects regulations, the increased concern with indigenous communities, the globalization of research practices, and the breakdown of barriers between researcher and subject. The original contributions to this volume highlight the key topics that face contemporary qualitative researchers and those that will likely emerge in the near future. Written by many of the leading figures in the field—Lincoln, Denzin, Schwandt, Richardson, Ellis, Bochner, Morse, among others—this book will help shape the ethical response of the field to the challenges presented ...


Telling Secrets, Revealing Lives: Relational Ethics In Research With Intimate Others, Carolyn Ellis Dec 2006

Telling Secrets, Revealing Lives: Relational Ethics In Research With Intimate Others, Carolyn Ellis

Carolyn Ellis

This article focuses on relational ethics in research with intimate others. Relational ethics requires researchers to act from our hearts and minds, acknowledge our interpersonal bonds to others, and take responsibility for actions and their consequences. Calling on her own research studies, the author examines relational ethics in ethnographies in which researchers are friends with or become friends with participants over the course of their projects. Then she examines autoethnographic narratives in which researchers include intimate others in stories focusing on their own experience. Considering ethical responsibilities to identifiable others, she discusses writing about those who are alive and those ...


Communication As Autoethnography, Carolyn Ellis, Arthur Bochner Dec 2005

Communication As Autoethnography, Carolyn Ellis, Arthur Bochner

Carolyn Ellis

In Communication as...: Perspectives on Theory, editors Gregory J. Shepherd, Jeffrey St. John, and Ted Striphas bring together a collection of 27 essays that explores the wide range of theorizing about communication, cutting across all lines of traditional division in the field. The essays in this text are written by leading scholars in the field of communication theory, with each scholar employing a particular stance or perspective on what communication theory is and how it functions. In essays that are brief, argumentative, and forceful, the scholars propose their perspective as a primary or essential way of viewing communication with decided ...


The Ethnographic I And Intimate Journalism, Carolyn Ellis Dec 2004

The Ethnographic I And Intimate Journalism, Carolyn Ellis

Carolyn Ellis

As a sociology and communication ethnographer, I specialize in writing autoethnographies-ethnographies that focus on personal and emotional life. In this paper, originally prepared for the China Communication Forum of 2004, I introduce and demonstrate an autoethnographic perspective to doing social science research. Additionally, I discuss the relationship of ethnography to American journalism, in particular, intimate journalism, which tries to evoke the everyday, intimate lives of people and make emotional connections among the reader, writer, and story told.


Wording Pictures: Discovering Heartful Autoethnography, Carolyn Ellis, K Scott-Hoy Dec 2003

Wording Pictures: Discovering Heartful Autoethnography, Carolyn Ellis, K Scott-Hoy

Carolyn Ellis

The Handbook of the Arts in Qualitative Inquiry: Perspectives, Methodologies, Examples, and Issues represents an unfolding and expanding orientation to qualitative social science research that draws inspiration, concepts, processes, and representational forms from the arts. In this defining work, J. Gary Knowles and Ardra L. Cole bring together the top scholars in qualitative methods to provide a comprehensive overview of the past, present, and future of arts-based research. This Handbook provides an accessible and stimulating collection of theoretical arguments and illustrative examples that delineate the role of the arts in qualitative social science research.


Being Real: Moving Inward Toward Social Change, Carolyn Ellis Dec 2001

Being Real: Moving Inward Toward Social Change, Carolyn Ellis

Carolyn Ellis

No abstract provided.


Their Story/My Story/Our Story: Including The Researcher's Experience In Interview Research, Carolyn Ellis, L Berger Dec 2001

Their Story/My Story/Our Story: Including The Researcher's Experience In Interview Research, Carolyn Ellis, L Berger

Carolyn Ellis

Interviewing has become the window on the world of experience for both researchers and professionals. But as familiar as interviewing is now, its seemingly straightforward methodology raises more questions than ever. What is the interviewer’s image of those who are being interviewed? Who is the interviewer in the eyes of the respondent? From where do interviewers obtain questions and respondents get the answers that they communicate in interviews? How do the institutional auspices of interviewing shape interview data? Drawing upon leading experts from a wide range of disciplines to address these and related questions, The Handbook of Interviewing offers ...


Writing From The Periphery, Carolyn Ellis, Arthur Bochner Dec 2000

Writing From The Periphery, Carolyn Ellis, Arthur Bochner

Carolyn Ellis

No abstract provided.


Negotiating Terminal Illness: Communication, Collusion, And Coalition In Caregiving, Carolyn Ellis Dec 1999

Negotiating Terminal Illness: Communication, Collusion, And Coalition In Caregiving, Carolyn Ellis

Carolyn Ellis

Given the relationship between trauma, loss, and interpersonal bonds, the editors have assembled a noteworthy list of contributions discussing trauma associated with close relationships (divorce, infertility, widowhood). Certainly, trauma is closely associated with loss. This edited volume offers the perspective of over twenty leading scholars in the study of trauma and loss. Each chapter offers extensive coverage of contemporary issues (terror management, rational suicide, spirituality, stigmatization). Relationship issues within these topics are also explored.


Creating Criteria: An Ethnographic Short Story, Carolyn Ellis Dec 1999

Creating Criteria: An Ethnographic Short Story, Carolyn Ellis

Carolyn Ellis

In this work, the author introspects about the steps she takes when evaluating narrative ethnographies. Her story shows how she thinks about and reacts to alternative genres of writing. Optimally, she tries to feel and think with the story, moving back and forth as the two processes merge. She tries to immerse herself in the flow of the story, until she is unable to stop thinking about or feeling the experience. Along the way, she asks questions about what she has learned from the story, and she evaluates the writer’s literary strategies, ethical concerns, and the degree to which ...


Relationships As Stories: Accounts, Storied Lives, Evocative Narratives, Carolyn Ellis, A Bochner, L Tillman-Healy Dec 1999

Relationships As Stories: Accounts, Storied Lives, Evocative Narratives, Carolyn Ellis, A Bochner, L Tillman-Healy

Carolyn Ellis

This book offers new and compelling insights into the ways in which communication is central to the study of personal relationships. Specifically, this volume focuses on front-line cutting-edge theories and methods in the study of communication and personal relationships. The opening chapter of this volume plunges straight into investigating the question "What is a personal relationship?", the central issue facing personal relationship research. The answers offered in this volume highlight the role of communication as a means of expressing a relationship as well as it being the essential substance of the relationship. The authors in this volume focus on different ...


Which Way To Turn?, Carolyn Ellis, Arthur Bochner Dec 1998

Which Way To Turn?, Carolyn Ellis, Arthur Bochner

Carolyn Ellis

No abstract provided.


He(Art)Ful Autoethnography, Carolyn Ellis Dec 1998

He(Art)Ful Autoethnography, Carolyn Ellis

Carolyn Ellis

The author seeks to develop an ethnography that includes researchers’ vulnerable selves, emotions, bodies, and spirits; produces evocative stories that create the effect of reality; celebrates concrete experience and intimate detail; examines how human experience is endowed with meaning; is concerned with moral, ethical, and political consequences; encourages compassion and empathy; helps us know how to live and cope; features multiple voices and repositions readers and “subjects” as coparticipants in dialogue; seeks a fusion between social science and literature in which, as Gregory Bateson says, “you are partly blown by the winds of reality and partly an artist creating a ...


Bringing Emotion And Personal Narrative Into Medical Social Science, Carolyn Ellis Dec 1998

Bringing Emotion And Personal Narrative Into Medical Social Science, Carolyn Ellis

Carolyn Ellis

Comments on an article on the ethics of informed consent by Rose Weitz previously published in the periodical 'Health.' Family response to informed consent; Constraints imposed by social science research practices on Weitz' work; Ethics of the narrative approach to medical sociology.


Identities And Cemeteries In Roman And Early Medieval Archaeology, Howard M. R. Williams Dec 1998

Identities And Cemeteries In Roman And Early Medieval Archaeology, Howard M. R. Williams

Howard M. R. Williams

No abstract provided.


I Hate My Voice: Coming To Terms With Bodily Stigmas, Carolyn Ellis Dec 1997

I Hate My Voice: Coming To Terms With Bodily Stigmas, Carolyn Ellis

Carolyn Ellis

This article presents a narrative, autoethnographic, theoretical account of the public and private negotiation of “minor bodily stigmas,” which are mild physical “imperfections” that make us fear we stand out and might be rejected. To examine the situated complexity of stigmatized identity, I tell a story that shows concrete interactional details of an episode in which minor bodily stigmas evolved into a significant topic of conversation between strangers. My personal narrative explores the felt experience of minor bodily stigmas from the perspective of the experiencing and interacting holder. Thus, my work problematizes Erving Goffman's sociological approach to stigmas, which ...


Introduction: Taking Ethnography Into The Twenty-First Century, Carolyn Ellis, Arthur Bochner Dec 1995

Introduction: Taking Ethnography Into The Twenty-First Century, Carolyn Ellis, Arthur Bochner

Carolyn Ellis

Postmodernist and poststructuralist perspectives on truth, objectivity and language will hopefully elicit constructive challenges to ethnography. Ethnographic assertions are often debatable and designed to increase understanding of various issues and values associated with ethnography. Confrontational and defensive exchanges between proponents of orthodox and unorthodox forms of ethnographic representation should be minimized. Instead, constructive discussions about the purposes and legitimate forms of ethnography should be encouraged.


The Other Side Of The Fence: Seeing Black And White In A Small, Southern Town, Carolyn Ellis Dec 1994

The Other Side Of The Fence: Seeing Black And White In A Small, Southern Town, Carolyn Ellis

Carolyn Ellis

In this ethnographic short story, the author wrestles with personal intricacies of being White in American society, posing contradictions of identity and community and problematizing the quandary of speaking openly about race and racism. The story of her romantic involvement with an African American male while growing up White in a small southern town provides a venue by which to portray race relations in the rural South during the 1960s. Returning to this small town to visit in 1993 sets the stage to reflect on this experience and to compare race relations in urban university communities during the 1990s. Readers ...


Speaking Of Dying: An Ethnographic Short Story, Carolyn Ellis Dec 1994

Speaking Of Dying: An Ethnographic Short Story, Carolyn Ellis

Carolyn Ellis

Dedication: This story is dedicated to the memory of my friend, Dr. Peter Frazer, who died on May 28, 1994, and to all those who struggle to live in the social world of AIDS.