Introduction: Qualitative inquiry and global crises

Norman K. Denzin, Michael D. Giardina

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Two glimpses of everyday life in the United States frame the collection of essays that follow: A few days after the calendar page turned forward into 2011, one of us was at our local regional airport awaiting the departure of a friend. To the right, a twenty-something U.S. Army recruit—smartly dressed in fatigues, carrying a small Nike duffel bag, soft baby-faced features betraying his nervous countenance—sat with his stoic, graying father, a solidly built man wearing weathered sneakers, faded blue jeans, a well-worn wind-breaker, and a mesh army cap. For almost 30 minutes, the two sat quietly together, each clearly contemplating the forthcoming farewell and what lay beyond: a potential deployment abroad, possibly to Afghanistan—the fact that the two might never see each other again.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQualitative Inquiry and Global Crises
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781315421605
ISBN (Print)9781315421612
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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