Qualitative Research and Social Change

European Contexts

Editors: Cox, P., Geisen, T., Green, R. (Eds.)

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Exploring the relationships between qualitative research and social change, this bookasks how social change is informed and influenced by research. Examples discussed are from research practice and experiences in the fields of sociology, social work, professional practice, education, criminal justice and anthropology."

About the authors

ZVI BEKERMAN teaches anthropology of education at the School of Education and the Melton Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel PAT COX is Researcher and Lecturer in the in the Department of Social Work, University of Central Lancashire, UK DIANA WENDY FITZGIBBON is Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Hertfordshire, UK THOMAS GEISEN is Researcher and Lecturer in the School of Social Work, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland ROGER GREEN is Director of the Centre for Community Research, University of Hertfordshire, UK STEPHEN HICKS is Reader in Health and Social Care at the University of Salford, UK PAUL HOGGETT is Professor of Politics and Director of the Centre for Psycho-Social Studies, University of the West of England, UK KATRIN KRAUS is Researcher and Lecturer in the Department of Vocational Education at the University of Zurich, Switzerland MARJORIE MAYO is Professor at the Centre for Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK CHRIS MILLER is Professor of Social and Community Development and Director of the Centre for Local Democracy at the University of the West of England, UK CAROLYN TAYLOR is Senior Lecturer in Applied Social Science at the University of Lancaster, UK MICHAEL WRENTSHUR is Researcher and Lecturer in the Institute of Education, Department of Social Pedagogy, University of Graz, Austria

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'This collection of excellent chapters by a group of international scholars provides much-needed examples of how research can be responsive to the demands of ever-shifting social realities.'

-Dr. Anthony Hickey, Professor of Sociology, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina USA.

'This collection brilliantly explores social research that benefits the exploited or excluded groups it is studying. This wide-ranging work will be essential reading for all who are concerned with the social relevance of critical scholarship.'

- Professor Marcel van der Linden, Director of Research, International Institute of Social History and Amsterdam School for Social-Scientific Research, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

'Incorporating questions of emotions and identity, community and family, criminality and health, performance and learning, the authors in this collection advocate the importance of the qualitative approach. As a famous photographer once said: if you want a good picture, you have to get close.'

- Dr. Howard Williamson, Professor of European Youth Policy, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Glamorgan, Wales, UK.


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Importance of Qualitative Research to Social Change — Preliminary Considerations

    Cox, Pat (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Changing Research, Research for Change: Exploring the Perspectives of Complexity Science

    Cox, Pat

    Pages 15-31

  • The Notion of Ambivalence: Human Action and Social Change beyond Analytical Individualism

    Geisen, Thomas

    Pages 32-51

  • A Complex Terrain of Words and Deeds: Discourse, Research, and Social Change

    Hicks, Stephen (et al.)

    Pages 52-72

  • Bringing about Social Change: The Role of Community Research

    Green, Roger

    Pages 75-93

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Qualitative Research and Social Change
Book Subtitle
European Contexts
Editors
  • P. Cox
  • T. Geisen
  • R. Green
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-58396-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230583962
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-53727-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35899-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 221
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