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Title: POSTMODERNISM AND SOCIAL RESEARCH
By: Mats Alvesson, Prof. Alan Bryman (Foreword)
Format: Hardback

List price: £60.00


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ISBN 10: 0335206328
ISBN 13: 9780335206322
Publisher: OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
Pub. date: 1 August, 2002
Pages: 224
Language: English, Multiple languages
Description: Integrates philosophical and theoretical ideas with fieldwork and supports the development of research methods. This book presents the postmodern themes, evaluates the postmodernist thinking, and develops ideas on how a selective incorporation of postmodernism can make social research conscious about problems and creative in working with data.
Synopsis: What is postmodernism? How can it be used to develop social research? How can we do social research in more creative ways? This book integrates philosophical and theoretical ideas with fieldwork and supports the development of research methods with a sharper interpretive and self-critical edge. It provides an overview of postmodern themes, evaluates the possibilities and dangers of postmodernist thinking and develops ideas on how a selective, sceptical incorporation of postmodernism can make social research more conscious about problems and pitfalls, and more creative in working with empirical material (so called 'data'). A reflexive orientation runs throughout the book, which addresses themes such as how to understand the individual in research, how to deal with the knowledge/power connection, how to relate to language and how to unpack rather than take for granted socially dominant categories in research work. One chapter addresses the research interview in the light of postmodernist concerns about the naivety of assuming that the interviewee is simply an informant, a truth-teller authentically expressing his or her experiences and meaning.Other chapters address issues of voice, interpretation, writing and reflexivity. The book includes a range of empirical illustrations of how postmodernist ideas can inspire social research, and in all it represents an essential text for students and researchers alike.
Illustrations: glossary, references, index
Publication: UK
Imprint: Open University Press
Returns: Non-returnable
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