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Disrupting Data in Qualitative Inquiry

Entanglements with the Post-Critical and Post-Anthropocentric

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Mirka Koro-Ljungberg, Teija Löytönen and Marek Tesar

Disrupting Data in Qualitative Inquiry: Entanglements with the Post-Critical and Post-Anthropocentric expands qualitative researchers’ notions of data and exemplifies scholars’ different encounters and interactions with data. In Disrupting Data in Qualitative Inquiry data has become an exploratory project which pays close attention to data’s numerous variations, manifestations, and theoretical connections. This book is targeted to serve advanced graduate level methodological, inquiry, and research-creation courses across different disciplines.

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The goal of Post-Anthropocentric Inquiry is to provide scholars and readers with critical opportunities to contest anthropocentrism, (1) by creating a textual field of Post-Anthropocentric Inquiry that generates critical spaces for (re)thinking ways of being/living and performing, as well as methodologies and inquiries, that decenter the human, (2) while at the same time attempting always/already to actively transform inequities and injustices performed by human privilege on nonhuman others, traditionally disqualified human others, and the natural world more broadly. This Post-Anthropocentric Inquiry can represent difference and the multiple, while at the same time exploring and welcoming notions of indistinction. Work that further develops and expands current notions of becoming (animal, earth), new feminist materialisms, and critical posthuman sensibilities are example locations from which an intersectional, nonanthropocentric politics may emerge.

Single or multiple authored manuscripts are encouraged that facilitate the development of Post-Anthropocentric Inquiry by addressing conceptualizations and/or becomings of the construct, multiple issues within, research purposes, reconceptualized methodologies, and/or the potential for multiple forms of posthuman inquiry broadly. Over a wide range of volumes that cross disciplines, the series addresses broad issues and questions like the following: What is postanthropocentric inquiry? What is made possible, enabled by post-anthropocentric approaches and research methodologies? How is post-anthropocentric research conducted without (re)privileging the human? How does the work in fields that would decenter the human, like critical animal studies, intersect with professional content and practices in fields like education or medicine? How can coalitions be formed (and actions taken) that...

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