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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2013) 2 (1): 42–60.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Anne M. Stone; Allison M. Scott; Summer Carnett Martin; Dale E. Brashers People living with a chronic illness can experience uncertainty about their physical conditions, identities, and relationships. One way individuals cope with this uncertainty is through managing information related to their...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (2): 26–39.
Published: 01 May 2020
... the uncertainty that it introduces in the (re)distribution of reality.” 39 The uncertainty, if it can be tolerated and held long enough, through its awkward ineffability, may eventually manifest into the creation of new realities. In therapy, clients are often desperate for a solution to their...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (2): 1–15.
Published: 01 May 2020
... might find a way to write into how loss changes, shifts, is never still: our adult son's sudden near-fatal road accident on the other side of the world 23 and the jolt into life's precariousness; those hours of uncertainty as we wait to hear news; the surges of shock and disbelief; then after many...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (2): 103–113.
Published: 01 May 2020
... relationships cannot be pinned down to specific qualities, but, in many cases, those relationships eased their uncertainties, calmed their anxieties, and allowed them to iron out the making-sense processes associated with the often-distressing experiences they lived as gay men. These special relationships...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (1): 46–62.
Published: 01 March 2020
...: Here I am, but where is here? Nothing is definite; nothing is clear. All packed and ready to go. Heading where? I do not know. These words reveal to me the uncertainty of life, especially when you have had nothing but uncertainty as your guide. The poem is full of loneliness and isolation; I...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2020) 9 (1): 63–88.
Published: 01 March 2020
... her own soon after migrating to the United States. After she learned that her husband had been unfaithful, she decided to get a divorce. During a period of great uncertainty, Maria arrived at an important realization. After a few sessions at a Charismatic Prayer and Life workshop that she began...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (4): 69–75.
Published: 01 December 2019
...)bridges and islands. 7 As Anzaldúa reminds us, bridges are “thresholds to other realities, archetypal, primal symbols of shifting consciousness,” that serve as conduits within which change can occur. 8 Gust A. Yep explains that “to become a bridge is to embrace fluidity, movement, uncertainty,” and...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (2): 35–43.
Published: 01 June 2019
... connection. Such transit points simmer with uncertainty. Who knows when the shift changes, which persons will not have their papers in order, when new policies are instituted about which bodies can have access to the international terminal, on what terms, and under what conditions. I am never totally at ease...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (2): 92–99.
Published: 01 June 2019
... looms. As a Native Hawaiian woman, the exoticization of Hawaiian women and the objectification of Pacific female bodies and their dance forms (hula for Hawaiians) continue to be problematic. The power issues do not disappear. Rather, the tensions and uncertainties that arise with diasporic migration can...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (2): 100–109.
Published: 01 June 2019
... elsewhere. It's an optimistic forward-looking philosophy: embracing opportunity; uncertainty; admitting of curiosity; laissez-faire; risk-tolerant. The other side of this coin might be a complementary skirting of obligation, situational irresponsibility, denial of the consequence of the moment, a...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2013) 2 (4): 381–410.
Published: 01 December 2013
... health-care decisions, interactions with physicians, adult children, spouses, and friends were influential. Additionally, overcoming avoidance, managing uncertainty, and reaching acceptance emerged in the health-care decision experiences of older adults in ways meaningful for problematic integration...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (1): 72–79.
Published: 01 March 2019
... the change and uncertainty as fuel for this intellectual migration. I have also been thinking about how migration relates to aging. Our letters have me thinking of this primarily in the context of how child–parent relationships shift as we age. I have experienced a migration toward my own...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2013) 2 (1): 61–80.
Published: 01 May 2013
... future research on parental infidelity and theorizing on privacy, shared family identity, and uncertainty are discussed. © 2013 The Regents of the University of California 2013 Allison R. Thorson, Communication Studies Department, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2018) 7 (4): 49–53.
Published: 01 December 2018
....                              *** “Even your failures can be fabulous.” These words come to me after I share the sense of failure, doubt, and uncertainty I experience daily. The feeling of being out of place. Dressed in my leopard-print coat, and an outfit that certainly doesn't befit the academic occasion, my class inadequacies reach...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2018) 7 (4): 113–122.
Published: 01 December 2018
... pressure off; they don't just have to be good poems if they're here to do some other job. I can easily and fluently theorize about the value of uncertainty but feeling it still makes me want to stop and stand back, to make a lull to think and write in, so I can make an informed guess about what I'm...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2018) 7 (3): 60–87.
Published: 01 September 2018
... mandated by law, but also because he worked in such a high pressure environment on that day. He further addressed the uncertainty regarding flight operations over the severe weather, which can turn out to be a potential risk in terms of flight safety. Not only do pilots have to deal with physical fatigue...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2018) 7 (3): 27–52.
Published: 01 September 2018
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2012) 1 (2): 181–194.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Tony E. Adams In this essay, I illustrate how autoethnography can make more meaningful, socially-relevant communication research possible. I also describe six interrelated joys of autoethnography, specifi cally the joys of (a) writing through pain, confusion, anger, and uncertainty; (b...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2018) 7 (2): 29–48.
Published: 01 June 2018
... my sentiment when she writes, “To hope is to gamble. It's to bet on… the possibility that an open heart and uncertainty are better than gloom and safety.” 14 In juxtaposition to staying as a tenured associate professor, my decision to move as a seventh-year probationary faculty has become a...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2018) 7 (2): 72–92.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., education, and superannuation are simultaneously being threatened. “Ah-ha. I hear the quiver of uncertainty,” says Memmi. “You're living under the sign of contradiction. You participate in and benefit from those privileges that you half-heartedly denounce. You're wondering, how you can free yourself...