Qualitative inquiry, activism, the academy, and the Infinite Game : an introduction to the special issue

Rodriguez-Dorans, E ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3863-9646, Murray, F, de Andrade, M, Wyatt, J ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5549-1586 and Stenhouse, R 2021, 'Qualitative inquiry, activism, the academy, and the Infinite Game : an introduction to the special issue' , International Review of Qualitative Research, 14 (1) , pp. 3-16.

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Abstract

This is the first of two special issues on qualitative inquiry as activism. This first issue focuses upon activism and/in the academy (academic work, academic cultures, academic practices, etc.), the second on activism in the processes of research itself and activism beyond the academy, in the world. Two issues with different themes, but the overlaps and conversations between them are both obvious and significant: inquiry is part of, rooted in, the academy; inquiry and the academy are both of, and in, the world. Drawing upon the concept of the “infinite game” where, rather than being driven by the need to win and compete (the “finite game”), we argue for the collective, collaborative work of giving close, deep attention to the human, the nonhuman, and the more-than-human in order to “create and recreate our institutions,” with activism key to this work.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: International Review of Qualitative Research
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 1940-8447
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Depositing User: Dr Edgar Rodríguez-Dorans
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2021 12:22
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2021 12:30
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/61187

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