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    Preface Critical Qualitative Health Research: Exploring Philosophies, Politics and Practices

    The aim of this book is to explore the many ways in which philosophies, politics and practices enter into and shape the endeavour of qualitative research conducted in health -related settings. This edited collection is distinctive in aiming to engage with these facets of qualitative research at a time when questions over the value of qualitative research are evident, but yet when so many pressing global healthcare concerns over undignified or damaging care, growing inequalities and suffering, mental health issues, and increasing exclusions and marginalisation of minority communities and vulnerable of peoples, requires detailed, rich and in-depth accounts as well as challenging and troubling approaches. This book is further unique in offering contributions from a range of qualitative researchers confronting these issues, from early career to established experienced researchers and authors. The book aims to offer a critical counterpoint to current times. It provides an accessible, lively and controversial introduction to the diverse philosophies, politics and practices informing qualitative health related research, aiming to open up these concerns for scrutiny/interrogation and to stimulate further inquiry and debate.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCritical Qualitative Health Research
    Subtitle of host publicationExploring Philosophies, Politics and Practices
    EditorsKay Aranda
    Number of pages25
    ISBN (Electronic)9780429432774
    ISBN (Print)9781138361263, 9781138361225
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2020

    Bibliographical note

    This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge/CRC Press in Critical Qualitative Health Research Exploring Philosophies, Politics and Practices on 21/1/2020, available online:


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