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Methodologies of Embodiment
Inscribing Bodies in Qualitative Research

ISBN 9780367598556
Published August 14, 2020 by Routledge
174 Pages

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Book Description

This volume is dedicated to exploring and exposing the challenges, the possibilities, and the processes of empirical work in embodiment. Grounded in qualitative inquiry in the humanities and social sciences, the chapters describe perspectives and contexts of embodied research, but focus on the methodologies, methods, and analytic frames taken up to grapple with this ever-more theorised aspect of qualitative inquiry. The authors drawn together in this volume share an investment in the ways in which the body inscribes and is inscribed within research that foregrounds the cultural, social, affective, and political discourses that are at the core of how bodies act and are acted upon.

Table of Contents

Foreword.  Kathleen Gallagher.  Acknowledgments  1. Introduction: Working Through the Contradictory Terrain of the Body in Qualitative Research  Mia Perry and Carmen Liliana Medina  2. Devising in the Rhizome: The "Sensational" Body in Research in Applied Arts  Mia Perry  3. Making the Body Visible Through Dramatic and Creative Play: Critical Literacy in Neighborhood Bridges  Candance Doerr-Stevens, Cynthia Lewis, Deb Ingram and Maria Asp  4. The Disenchantment of Western Performance Training and the Search for an Embodied Experience: Towards a Methodology of the Ineffable  Jane Turner  5. Becoming Attuned: Objects, Affects and Embodied Methodology  James Ash and Lesley Anne Gallacher  6. Embodied Multimodality Framework: Examining Language and Literacy Practices of English Language Learners in Drama Classrooms  Burcu Yaman Ntelioglou  7. Chicana/Latina Feminist Methodologies of Embodiment: Testimonios in the Young Adult Novel, Before We Were Free  Carol Brochin and Carmen Liliana Medina  8. Behind the Body-Filled Scenes: Methodologies at Work on the Body in Graphica  Stephanie Jones and James Woglom  Afterword: Troubles with Embodiment  Elizabeth Adams St. Pierre

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Mia Perry is Research Director for the eclfoundation (, based in Scotland.

Carmen Liliana Medina is an associate professor in Literacy Culture and Language Education at Indiana University.


"[A]s a sociologist of the body, am especially grateful to have discovered a book on the method-ologies of embodiment edited by Mia Perry (ecl foundation) and Carmen Liliana Medina (Indiana University)." - Ana Podvršic, Filozofska fakulteta Univerze v Ljubljani, Univerza Villetaneuse-Paris 13