6, No. 1, December 2004
International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry
International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry will take place
at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, from May 5-7,
(morning and afternoon) pre-conference workshops (May 5), will
precede the two-day Congress (May 6-7) which will consist of plenary,
spotlight, regular, and poster sessions. There will also be an
opening reception with hors d'oeuvres and cash bar, and a closing
reception with cash bar and a barbecue-cookout.
SPEAKERS AND WORKSHOP FACILITATORS INCLUDE:
* Liora Bresler * Nick Burbules * Kathy Charmaz * Clifford Christians
* CL Cole * Norman Denzin * Carolyn Ellis * Alice Filmer * Stephen
Hartnett * Rodney Hodson * Stafford Hood * Ernest House * Valerie
Janesick * Patti Lather * Yvonna Lincoln * Ernest Lockridge *
Cameron McCarthy * Kathy McKenzie * Luis Miron * Jan Morse * Susaan
Nofke * Virginia Olesen * Cele Otnes * Larry Parker * Ron Pelias
* Wanda Pillow * Laurel Richardson * Fazal Rizvi * Katherine Ryan
* James Scheurich * Linda Tuhiwai Smith * Robert Stake * Bettie
St. Pierre * Noreen Sugrue * Angharad Valdivia * Mary Weems
of the First International Congress of Qualitative Research focuses
on "Qualitative Inquiry in a Time of Global Uncertainty." We call
on the international community of interpretive scholars to gather
together in common purpose to address the implications of the
recent attempts by federal governments and their agencies to define
what is 'good science', and what constitutes 'good scholarship'.
Around the globe governments are attempting to regulate interpretive
inquiry by enforcing bio-medical, evidence-based models of research.
activities raise basic philosophical, epistemological, political
and pedagogical issues for scholarship and freedom of speech in
the academy. Their effects are interdisciplinary. They cut across
the fields of educational and policy research, thehumanities,
communications, health and social science, social welfare, business
In the United
States, the evidence-based experimental science movement, with
accompanying federal legislation (Leave No Child Behind), threatens
to deny advances in critical qualitative inquiry, including rigorous
criticisms of positivist research. This legislation marginalizes
indigenous, border, feminist, race, queer, and ethnic studies.
The international community of qualitative researchers must come
together to debate and discuss the implications of these new developments.
of the First International Congress is to provide a forum for
these critical conversations, to build and expand the already
robust tradition of Qualitative Inquiry. This congress gathers
together vibrant strands of qualitative research to produce innovative
futures. We seek to generate lively, critical debate, foster contacts
and the exchange ideas, and draw inspiration from each other.
We encourage international participation from different countries,
disciplines and cultural backgrounds, as well as from a wide range
of research areas, including the humanities, medical and health
your submission of paper and session proposals. To learn more
about the First International Congress and how to participate,
please visit our website .
and paper submissions will be accepted online only from October
1 until December 1, 2004. (There is a limit of two paper submissions
It is assumed
that the topics listed below will in one way or another be taken
up in the sessions and in pre-conference workshops, but please
feel free to nominate your own topic. (Please note that we are
not soliciting workshop submissions)
and workshop registration will begin Dec. 1, 2004.
Denzin , Chair of the Organizing Committee
& Performance Studies
Ethnography as Performance
Race Theory & Moral Activism
Studies, Education & Pedagogy
in Participatory Action Research
IRBs & Academic Freedom
Qualitative Research in the new Century
Regimes of Truth
Theory & Social Justice Research
Approaches to Creating Knowledge
designs & inquiry in Global Studies
- New developments
with focus groups
- New Media
& Information Technology
Evaluation & Social Policy
- The Active
- The Audit
Culture & Neoliberalism
- The Global
- The Science
Dance & Performance Technologies
with Multi-cultural Populations
WORKSHOPS (May 5, 2005)
1. Focus Groups: New Developments (TBA)
2. Case Study: Access and Intrusion (Robert Stake and Brinda Jegatheesan)
3. Performance Ethnography (Norman K Denzin)
4. Feminist Qualitative Research in the new Century(Virginia Olesen)
5. Foucault's Methodologies (James Scheurich and Kathryn Bell
6. Grounded Theory Methodologies for Social Justice Projects (Kathy
7. Ethics, Human Subject Review Board & Qualitative Inquiry (Clifford
8 . Interpreting. Writing Up & Evaluating Qualitative Materials
9. Investigative and Ethno-Poetics (Stephen Hartnett)
10. Autoethnography (Carolyn Ellis and Arthur Bochner)
11. Democratic Evaluation (Ernest House and Katherine Ryan)
information contact info@QI2005.org
web site at http://www.QI2005.org
Papers: Media and the Public Sphere, Richard Butsch, editor
I am seeking
contributors for a volume tentatively entitled Media and the Public
Sphere, which will explore how movies, radio, television and internet,
or specific media genre do or do not constitute a public sphere,
and how audiences do or do not respond to these as public sphere.
classic study of the public sphere was translated into English
in the early 1990s, it has revived the concept of public and stimulated
scholarship concerning political participation and democracy across
a broad spectrum of disciplines. During the same time, there has
been a remarkable growth in scholarship on media industry, audiences
and history. Given that news media traditionally have been associated
with the public sphere, it is not surprising that these two developments
would come together. Over the past two to three years there has
emerged a broadening range of studies involving media and the
public sphere. This work is growing rapidly and would benefit
from a presentation that allows for comparisons across media and
genres, and across approaches and issues.
timely to bring this work together in one book in order to identify
common threads and differences in scholarship on media and the
public sphere. I am open to authors taking any positions, pro
and con concerning the existence or significance of public spheres,
so that as a whole the book constitutes not simply separate studies
on a shared topic but a "conversation" among the studies that
raises questions of substance and approach for future research.
would be valuable for the book include but are not limited to
contemporary or historical approaches to:
A new and innovative
analysis of the history of newspapers as the prototypical public
sphere medium might provide a background for the rest.
- How have
legislative/regulatory environments sustained or undermined
mediaís role as public sphere? Do public media such as BBC fill
- Do documentaries
or dramatic films (e.g. Wag the Dog) constitute a public
- Are radio
or television talk shows a public sphere? Is community radio
a viable alternative public sphere?
- Was television
in the broadcast network era a public sphere? Do televisions
in public spaces create a public sphere?
- Is the
internet a public sphere? Are the internet and globalization
creating an international public sphere?
- Do audiences
for any media respond as consumers in a marketplace or citizens
in a public sphere?
proposal or inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Butsch,author of The Making of American Audiences and editor
of For Fun and Profit.
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