Searching for Yellowstone

Indians as college mascots. All are iconic figures, symbols of the West in the Anglo-American imagination. Well-known cultural critic Norman Denzin interrogates each of these icons for their cultural meaning in this finely woven work.

Author: Norman K Denzin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315420356

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

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Yellowstone. Sacagawea. Lewis & Clark. Transcontinental railroad. Indians as college mascots. All are iconic figures, symbols of the West in the Anglo-American imagination. Well-known cultural critic Norman Denzin interrogates each of these icons for their cultural meaning in this finely woven work. Part autoethnography, part historical narrative, part art criticism, part cultural theory, Denzin creates a postmodern bricolage of images, staged dramas, quotations, reminiscences and stories that strike to the essence of the American dream and the shattered dreams of the peoples it subjugated.

Conversations about Qualitative Communication Research

In N. K. Denzin, Searching for Yellowstone: Race, gender, family, and memory in the postmodern West (pp. 115–137). Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press. Excerpted by permission of Left Coast Press. 2. Denzin, N. K. (2008).

Author: Christine S Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315431567

Category: Psychology

Page: 335

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Christine Davis offers readers an insider’s view of the practices of ten leading qualitative communication scholars, showing how they make critical decisions in the process of conducting research. Through interviews and reflective assessment of their key articles, these researchers make visible how they deal with theory, data collection, analysis, and writing up a study. These scholars represent the full range of qualitative communication research: social science, narrative, and performance. Davis provides additional context to offer the reader a practical understanding of how to navigate a qualitative research project.

Custer on Canvas

his book could be called Searching for Yellowstone, Part 2, for it continues the project started in my 2008 book, Searching for Yellowstone: Race, Gender, Family, and Memory in the Postmodern West, namely the examination of race, ...

Author: Norman K Denzin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315430768

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

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The 1876 events known as Custer’s Last Stand, Battle of Little Big Horn, or Battle of Greasy Grass have been represented over 1000 times in various artistic media, from paintings to sculpture to fast food giveaways. Norman Denzin shows how these representations demonstrate the changing perceptions—often racist—of Native America by the majority culture, juxtaposed against very different readings shown in works composed by Native American artists. Consisting of autobiographical reminiscences, historical description, artistic representations, staged readings, and snippets of documents, this multilayered performance ethnography examines questions of memory, race, and violence against Native America, as symbolized by the changing interpretations of General Custer and his final battle.

Qualitative Research in the Post Modern Era

Searching for Yellowstone: Race, gender, family and memory in the postmodern west. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press. Part auto-ethnography, part historical narrative, part art criticism, part cultural theory, Norman Denzin creates a ...

Author: Karyn Cooper

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400723393

Category: Social Science

Page: 159

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Qualitative Research is changing as a result of postmodern influences which have changed the way research is interpreted and understood. This has prompted questions which have been knocking at the door of qualitative research for some time now: Who is the researcher in this research account? How does the researcher relate to his/her research? How can the researcher who reads qualitative research relate to and understand the nuances and complexities in qualitative research? How can this volume help us to, not only describe, effect and manage change, but help us to understand, imagine and affect policies, practices and procedures related to research? What can we learn from researchers at the top of their stride who have struggled in order to develop qualitative research? The book includes illustrative interviews with world famous scholars. William Pinar, Norman Denzin, Henry Giroux, Zygmunt Bauman and Maxine Greene invite the student to engage reflectively and to figure out the rudiments and connections of research methodology and methods for theses. The developed so called “The Five Contexts” serves as a theoretical framework for conducting, understanding and interpreting qualitative research in a variety of disciplines in this post-modern era .

Collecting and Interpreting Qualitative Materials

139) The past, home, is not a perfect memory—it will not save us. ... In Searching for Yellowstone: Race, Gender, Family, and Memory in the Postmodern West (2008), Norman K. Denzin employs critical autoethnographic reflexivity ...

Author: Norman K. Denzin

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483307305

Category: Social Science

Page: 656

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This book is the third of three paperback volumes taken from The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research, Fourth Edition. It introduces the researcher to basic methods of gathering, analyzing and interpreting qualitative empirical materials. Part 1 moves from narrative inquiry, to critical arts-based inquiry, to oral history, observations, visual methodologies, and autoethnographic methods. It then takes up analysis methods, including computer-assisted methodologies, focus groups, as well as strategies for analyzing talk and text. The chapters in Part II discuss evidence, interpretive adequacy, forms of representation, post-qualitative inquiry, the new information technologies and research, the politics of evidence, writing, and evaluation practices.

Indians on Display

This book extends the project started in Searching for Yellowstone: Race, Gender, Family and Memory in the Postmodern West (2008) and continued in Custer On Canvas: Representing Indians, Memory, and Violence in the New West (2011).

Author: Norman K Denzin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315426792

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

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Even as their nations and cultures were being destroyed by colonial expansion across the continent, American Indians became a form of entertainment, sometimes dangerous and violent, sometimes primitive and noble. Creating a fictional wild west, entrepreneurs then exported it around the world. Exhibitions by George Catlin, paintings by Charles King, and Wild West shows by Buffalo Bill Cody were viewed by millions worldwide. Norman Denzin uses a series of performance pieces with historical, contemporary, and fictitious characters to provide a cultural critique of how this version of Indians, one that existed only in the western imagination, was commodified and sold to a global audience. He then calls for a rewriting of the history of the American west, one devoid of minstrelsy and racist pageantry, and honoring the contemporary cultural and artistic visions of people whose ancestors were shattered by American expansionism.

Qualitative Inquiry and Human Rights

Fast forward to the present, to Flags in the Window: Notes from the American War Zone (2007) and Searching for Yellowstone: Race, Gender, Family, and Memory in the Postmodern West (2008). Flags in the Window was written out of a 9/11/01 ...

Author: Norman K Denzin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315421568

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Qualitative researchers are increasingly being called upon to become human rights advocates, to help individuals and communities honor the sanctity of life, and to promote the core values of privacy, justice, freedom, peace, and human dignity. In this volume of plenary papers from the Fifth International of Qualitative Inquiry in 2009, leading qualitative researchers show the various dimensions of the human rights work being done by scholar/activists in the social sciences, education, health care, social services, cultural studies, and other fields.

Indians in Color

Custer on Canvas: Representing Indians, Memory, and Violence in the New West. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, Inc. Denzin, Norman K. 2008. Searching for Yellowstone: Race, Gender, Family and Memory in the Postmodern West.

Author: Norman K Denzin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315426839

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

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In Indians in Color, noted cultural critic Norman K. Denzin addresses the acute differences in the treatment of artwork about Native America created by European-trained artists compared to those by Native artists. In his fourth volume exploring race and culture in the New West, Denzin zeroes in on painting movements in Taos, New Mexico over the past century. Part performance text, part art history, part cultural criticism, part autoethnography, he once again demonstrates the power of visual media to reify or resist racial and cultural stereotypes, moving us toward a more nuanced view of contemporary Native American life. In this book, Denzin-contrasts the aggrandizement by collectors and museums of the art created by the early 20th century Taos Society of Artists under railroad sponsorship with that of indigenous Pueblo painters;-shows how these tensions between mainstream and Native art remains today; and-introduces a radical postmodern artistic aesthetic of contemporary Native artists that challenges notions of the “noble savage.”

Encountering the Everyday

Denzin, Norman K. (2008) Searching for Yellowstone: Race, Gender, Family and Memory in the Postmodern West. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press. Denzin, Norman K. and Yvonna S. Lincoln (2005) 'Introduction: the discipline and practice of ...

Author: Michael Hviid Jacobsen

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137019769

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Everyday life is something we tend to take for granted, something that just is, something unnoticed. But everyday life is perhaps the most important dimension of society – it's where we live most parts of our lives with each other. This book provides a clear, contemporary and comprehensive overview of the sociologies of everyday life. Looking at everyday activities and experiences, from language and emotions to popular culture and leisure, Encountering the Everyday explores what social structures, orders and processes mean to us on a daily basis. The book carefully leads the reader through historical developments in the field, beginning at the earlier Chicago school and finishing with up-to-date ideas of postmodernism and interactionism. Each chapter relates theoretical ideas directly to case studies and real empirical research to make complex concepts and core issues accessible, relevant and engaging. Written by leading international scholars in the field, this truly global book will inspire and inform all students and scholars of everyday life sociology.

Critical and Cultural Interactionism

Denzin, Norman K. (2008): Searching for Yellowstone: Race, Gender, Family and Memory in the Postmodern West. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press. Denzin, Norman K. (2017): Performance (Auto)Ethnography: Critical Pedagogy and the Politics ...

Author: Michael Hviid Jacobsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351394055

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

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One of the longest standing traditions in sociology, interactionism is concerned with studying human interaction and showing how society to a large part is constituted by patterns of interaction. In spite of the work of figures such as Robert E. Park, Everett C. Hughes, Erving Goffman, Herbert Blumer, Norman K. Denzin and Gary Alan Fine, interactionism – perhaps owing to its association with the perspective of symbolic interactionism – remains something of an odd man out in mainstream sociology. This book seeks to rectify this apparent neglect by bringing together critical social theories and microsociological approaches to research, thus revealing the critical and cultural potentials in interactionism – the chapters arguing that far from being oriented towards the status quo, interactionism in fact contains a critical and cultural edge. Presenting the latest work from some of the leading figures in interactionist thought to show recent developments in the field and offer an overview of some of the most potent and prominent ideas within critical and cultural criminology, Critical and Cultural Interactionism will appeal to scholars of sociology with interests in interactionism, social theory research methods and criminology.