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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2015) 4 (4): 52–64.
Published: 01 December 2015
...David P. Terry When understood as material artifacts, digital photographs are able to do more than represent other times and other places. Their materiality creates performative possibilities of accident and agency that can be particularly useful during times of mourning. This poetic essay responds...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (4): 121–124.
Published: 15 December 2020
...Adina Schneeweis Materializing Difference: Consumer Culture, Politics, and Ethnicity among Romanian Roma , by Péter Berta . Toronto : University of Toronto Press , 2019 . 390 pages. $90.00 cloth. $36.95 paperback. $36.95 ebook. © 2020 by the Regents of the University of...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (4): 60–76.
Published: 15 December 2020
...Matthew J. Newcomb While hurricanes are weather events that may become human/ecological tragedies, they might help create stylized moments too. Hurricanes can be distinctive from each other in message and in the tools they use as their material aspects (wind speed or storm surge) interact with...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (4): 44–59.
Published: 15 December 2020
... symbolic and material construction that is coproduced in connection to the personal, discursive, and collective unconscious. Through narrative, poetry, and performance, I argue for the concept of environmental performativity as a metonym for exploring the interdependent relationship among the individual...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (3): 76–82.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Stacy Holman Jones; Anne M. Harris Written in the spirit of Maggie Nelson's “autotheory,” this essay takes up José Esteban Muñoz's notion of “ephemera as evidence” to explore how the body-as-object (i.e., the body-as-book) might reformulate understandings of materiality as an ephemerality of...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (1): 41–45.
Published: 01 March 2020
... oneself to be caught in the double bind between performing whiteness and resisting white supremacy, a tactical form of essentialism recognizes that identity is fluid, yet simultaneously linked materially to lived-empirical experience. By recognizing that the dichotomy can be complementary, the tactical...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (3): 49–54.
Published: 01 September 2019
... need to know everything that happens from now is material for a book I'm writing,” anyone will tell you it's not likely to go well. Instead, you sound smug and manipulative and someone not to trust. If you then move on to complain to the audience about being given only five minutes, if you also...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2018) 7 (4): 25–29.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Anne M. Harris This essay creatively evidences the materiality of a story and its ability to migrate and evolve. It does so by critiquing the non-human limitations of binary onto-epistemologies, especially visual/discursive ones. Here stories and words have lives, bodies, and agency and as such...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (1): 17–24.
Published: 01 March 2019
... burnings became commonplace among warring Yup'ik communities. The following essay considers the events of Nunalleq alongside a new era of migration as Yup'ik prepare to move farther inland in response to human-induced climate change. Specifically, I reflect on the relationships between Yup'ik material...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (4): 118–120.
Published: 15 December 2020
... and hunger. De Souza’s inclusion of implications for practice and policy at the conclusion of each chapter demonstrates how scholars, practitioners, activists, and policymakers can do more than simply critique our dysfunctional systems. An authentic call for making material and discursive changes...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (4): 13–34.
Published: 15 December 2020
... sides. An outside deck for eating and bird watching. And a minimalist kitchen: two gas burners and a jug of water, hand-pumped and powered by gravity, for washing up. Small in scale, built from salvaged materials, standing lightly on stilts to accommodate the shifting sands, the shacks developed...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (4): 77–91.
Published: 15 December 2020
... back to the sun. Most simply, the sun is a massive inanimate object with enough power to facilitate all of this earthly existence. It enables life, takes it away, and provides and maintains our abilities to sense at all. The sun is a dramatic example of thing-power. While vital materialism, alongside...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (4): 35–43.
Published: 15 December 2020
... planet from on the planet. But thinking doesn’t do it justice. There’s no such thing as the world. White; Woolf; Povinelli 12 In 2015 a midwinter avalanche buried ten houses in Longyearbyen. People died from a snowy darkness made material, smothered by the so much more of it. And then the...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (4): 1–12.
Published: 15 December 2020
... “knowledge about things that are, were, and are to come.” 20 They have approached this task as compositionists. To compose, Bruno Latour reminds us, is to put things together—to make something with the materials at hand. An alternative to critique, compositionism is productive. 21 In the case of this...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2018) 7 (3): 4–26.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Jody Thomson; Sheridan Linnell; Cath Laws; Bronwyn Davies In this essay, the four authors explore the material and affective agency of art-making in a collective biography workshop. We work with our memories of the death of someone close to us, through stories, and through making art. Collectively...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2018) 7 (3): 53–59.
Published: 01 September 2018
...–back arcing rhythms of lived experience. The pas de deux of the intertwined stanzas seeks to embody on the page an iterative conversation between memory and materiality, time and form, sorrow and joy, connections missed… and connections made. © 2018 by the Regents of the University of California. All...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (3): 28–47.
Published: 23 September 2020
... included art therapists among the participants, 5 none have worked as a collective of art therapists, nor focused on end-of-life care. 6 In working together with the participants, and then working afterward with the material we produced, the methodology adopted was on the one hand a carefully...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (3): 137–139.
Published: 23 September 2020
... consent because asking is so damn sexy. When we open our intellectual minds to material theorizing, how do we experience each moment within these narratives and poems? It is impossible to read each out of the body, unnerved, and untouched. Felt sex is meant to be just that, felt . And I feel. As I...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (3): 131–136.
Published: 23 September 2020
...-binary person. 1 The terrain of which is largely relegated to the envisioned, a not-yet-here. A fat-femme-non-binary psychic transition materialized “in the quiet moments of reflection” in the secrecy of my own room. 2 “And you?” I hesitate to ask. The pulse of normativity threatens to eclipse...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (3): 48–77.
Published: 23 September 2020
..., “Our bodies are our only means of knowing the world; our experience is given to us through our bodies. We inhabit the material world; we live in it and are not observers of it.” 19 This understanding suggests a necessary elevation of the body alongside the mind to account for the energetic ebbs...