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Carolyn Ellis

Social Justice

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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 ...