Place in Research
Theory, Methodology, and Methods
Routledge – 2014 – 144 pages
Bringing environmental studies and indigenous studies into dialog, and drawing on geography and post-colonial theory, this volume examines the epistemological role of place in social science research. It explores how researchers around the globe are coming to terms - both theoretically and practically - with place in the context of empire and globalization. McKenzie and Tuck outline a method of "critical place inquiry" that not only furthers empirical knowledge, but also interrogates its relation to the contexts in which that knowledge is produced.
Chapter 1: Introduction
PART I: Why Critical Place Inquiry: The Contexts of Research
Chapter 2: Theoretical and Political Contexts
Chapter 3: Conceptualizing Place
Chapter 4: Researching Place Critically
Part II: What Can be Done with Research: Critical Place Inquiry as Public Scholarship
Chapter 5: Evidence and Critical Place Legitimacy
Chapter 6: Critical Place Inquiry as Decolonization
Chapter 7: Critical Place Inquiry and Environmental Sustainability
Part III: How to do Critical Place Inquiry: Research Methodologies and Methods
Chapter 8: Research as Relation
Chapter 9: Critical Place Methodologies
Chapter 10: Place Methods
Marcia McKenzie is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations at the University of Saskatchewan.
Eve Tuck is Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations at the State University of New York at New Paltz.