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Working Method : Research and Social Justice - Lois Weis

Working Method

Research and Social Justice

Paperback Published: 28th July 2004
ISBN: 9780415948265
Number Of Pages: 208

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"Working Method "explores the theory, method, and politics of contemporary social research. Through ethnographic and qualitative study, noted scholars Lois Weis and Michelle Fine investigate communities under siege and document both the costs of oppression and the strengths of endurance that circulate among the young, poor, and working-class in America. They provide an important model for negotiating the complexities involved in this type of research and give thoughtful consideration to the various strategies and tools available to social researchers

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"Lois Weis and Michelle Fine have established themselves as leading figures working at the intersection of qualitative research and critical educational theory. In this important new book, they move back and forth between theory and practice, working the borders and the fissures in ways that open up new ways of thinking and performing educational research that is committed to social justice
-Dennis Carlson, Miami University of Ohio
""Working Method demonstrates the potential that rigorous, theoretically informed qualitative research has for understanding the experience of youth and creating changed lives. Weis and Fine deftly explore forms of oppression and spaces for change, all with a sense of hope and possibility
-Jane Gaskell, Dean of Education at the Ontario Institute for the Study of Education at the University of Toronto

Introduction : compositional studies in four parts - critical theorizing and analysis on social (in)justice
Full composition and initial fracturing
Dear Zora : a letter to Zora Neale Hurston fifty years after Brownp. 3
Deep work within a fracture
Race, gender, and critique : African American women, white women, and domestic violence in the 1980s and 1990sp. 27
Civics lessons : the color and class of betrayalp. 53
Designs for historic analysis
Gender, masculinity, and the new economyp. 77
Designs to document sites of possibility
Participatory action research : from within and beyond prison barsp. 95
Extraordinary conversations in public schoolsp. 121
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ISBN: 9780415948265
ISBN-10: 0415948266
Series: Critical Socialthought
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 28th July 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1