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Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Demarginalizing Voices

Commitment, Emotion, and Action in Qualitative Research

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Demarginalizing Voices

Commitment, Emotion, and Action in Qualitative Research

Numerous books explore the “how to” of qualitative research, but few discuss what it means to actually engage in it. In Demarginalizing Voices, scholars share personal stories about their research with marginalized populations, including Aboriginal peoples, sex workers, the dead and the dying, the imprisoned or recently released, and the homeless and hospitalized. They address issues of activism, emotional attachment, and the challenges of adopting innovative methods within the constraints of ethics review boards. These powerful accounts from the cutting-edge of qualitative research not only create a space in academia that centres marginalized voices, they open up the field to new debates and discussion.

368 pages


Table of Contents

Introduction / Jennifer M. Kilty, Maritza Felices-Luna, and Sheryl C. Fabian

Part 1: Alternative Pathways: Opting for the Road Seldom Taken

1 Observing a Self-Chosen Death / Russel D. Ogden

2 Ensuring Aboriginal Women’s Voices Are Heard: Toward a Balanced Approach in Community-Based Research / Catherine Fillmore, Colleen Anne Dell, and Jennifer M. Kilty

3 Commitment and Participation: A Collective Action to Defend the Rights of Homeless People against Anti-Disorder Policing Practices in Montreal / Céline Bellot, Marie-Ève Sylvestre, and Bernard St-Jacques

4 Dance in Prison: Narratives of the Body, Performativity, Methodology, and Criminology / Sylvie Frigon and Laura Shantz

5 Producing Feminist Knowledge: Lessons from the Past / Dorothy E. Chunn and Robert Menzies

6 The Evolution of Feminist Research in the Criminological Enterprise: The Canadian Experience / Jennifer M. Kilty

Part 2 Ethical Quagmires: Regulating Qualitative Research

7 The Politics of Threats in Correctional and Forensic Settings: The Specificities of Nursing Research / Amélie Perron, Dave Holmes, and Jean Daniel Jacob

8 How Positivism Is Colonizing Qualitative Research through Ethics Review / Will C. van den Hoonaard

9 Fighting the Big Bad Wolf: Why All the Fuss about Ethics Review Boards? / Maritza Felices-Luna

10 Doublespeak and Double Standards: Holding a Rogue University Administration to Account / John Lowman and Ted Palys

Part 3 Emotion Work and Identity: Self-Examination and Self-Awareness

11 Reconciling the Irreconcilable: Resolving Emotionality and Research Responsibility When Working for the Traumatizer / Sheryl C. Fabian

12 Grappling with Reflexivity and the Role of Emotion in Criminological Analysis / Stac

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