Methodologies of Embodiment
Inscribing Bodies in Qualitative Research
Edited by Mia Perry, Carmen Liliana Medina
Routledge – 2015 – 160 pages
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.
Introduction: Working through the Contradictory Terrain of the Body in Qualitative Research
1. Making the Body Visible through Dramatic/Creative Play: Critical Literacy in the Neighborhood Bridges Program
2. Foregrounding Bodies in Latina Literature: Embodied Testimonios in Before We Were Free
3. Analysing the “Sensational” Body: A Drama Education Project through a Deleuzian Lens
4. The Disenchantment of Western Performance Training and the Search for an Embodied Experience
5. Living Inquiry: Improvisation as Embodied Research
6. Teaching Embodiment in Qualitative Research
7. Queer Theory and Embodied Research
Mia Perry is Research Director for the eclfoundation (eclfoundation.org), based in Scotland.
Carmen Liliana Medina is an associate professor in Literacy Culture and Language Education at Indiana University.