Pathways to Meaning: Reading List

All of the following materials should be read prior to attending the course.

Note: To locate the permanent URL, go to and enter the DOI.
Note: References for print-only materials may be linked below.

Apologies for non-standard bibliographic citation formatting.


Kincheloe, J. (2001). Describing the Bricolage: Conceptualizing a New Rigor in Qualitative Research.  Qualitative Inquiry, 7(6), 679-692
(available online through university libraries by database search: DOI: 10.1177/107780040100700601)

Kincheloe, J. (2005). On to the Next Level: Continuing the Conceptualization of the Bricolage. Qualitative Inquiry, 11(3), 323-350.
(available online through university libraries by database search: DOI: 10.1177/1077800405275056)

Goodall, H. L. (2003). What is Interpretive Ethnography? An Eclectic’s Tale.  In Clair, R. P. (Ed.). Expressions of Ethnography (pp. 55-64).  Albany, NY: Suny Press.
(available in print copy only—attached here)

Baym, N. K, & Markham, A. N. (2009).  What constitutes quality in qualitative internet research? In Markham, A. & Baym, N. (Eds.). Internet Inquiry: Conversations about Method (pp. 173-198).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Press.
(available by direct link to approved open source: (reference list here:

Baym, N. K., & Markham, A. N. (2009). Introduction: Making smart choices on shifting ground. In Markham, A. N., & Baym, N. K. (Eds.). Internet inquiry: Conversations about Method (pp. vii-xix). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
(available by direct link to approved open source: (reference list here:


Geertz, C. (1973). Thick description: toward an interpretive theory of culture, (from his book The interpretation of cultures: selected essays (pp. 3-30). New-York: Basic Books.). In Lincoln, Y. S., & Denzin, N. K. (Eds.). Turning points in qualitative research (pp. 143-159). Walnut Creek, CA: Altamira.
(available in print copy only)

Charmaz, K.  (1983).  The Grounded Theory Method: An Explication and Interpretation. In Emerson, R. (Ed.). Contemporary Field Research (pp. 109-126). Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press.
(available in print copy only)

Nippert-Eng, C. E.  (1996.)  Jimmy, Eleanor, and the Logic of Boundary Work, pp. 229-276 from Home and Work.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
(available in print copy only)

Kendall, L.  (In Press, due out June, 2011).  White and Nerdy: Computers, Race, and the Nerd Stereotype, Journal of Popular Culture, forthcoming 2010.  Pre-publication copy available via direct link:


Reddy, M. (1979). The conduit metaphor: A case of frame conflict in our language about language. In Ortony, A. (Ed.), Metaphor and Thought (pp. 284-324). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
(available in print copy only)

Smith, R. C., & Eisenberg, E. (1987). Conflict at Disneyland: A root metaphor analysis. Communication Monographs, 54. 367-380.
(available online through university libraries by database search: No DOI available)

Markham, A. (1996). Designing discourse: A critical analysis of strategic ambiguity and workplace control. Management Communication Quarterly, 9 (4), 389-421.
(available online through university libraries by database search: No DOI available)


Rose, G. (2007). “Chapter 1: Researching visual materials: towards a critical visual methodology,” and “Chapter 7: Discourse analysis I: text, intertextuality, context,” from Visual Methodologies.  London: Sage.
(available in print copy only)

Kendall, L. (2008). James Bond, Peter Pan, and A Sticky Night of Love: Irony and Masculinities in Amateur Animated Videos. The Journal of Men’s Studies, 16(2), 124-139.
(available online through library database search; also available via approved open source at

Davies, Julia. (2007.) Display, Identity and the Everyday: Self-presentation through online image sharing. Discourse: studies in the cultural politics of education, 28(4), 549-564.
(available online through library database search: DOI: 10.1080/01596300701625305)


Markula, P., & Denison, J. (2000). See Spot Run: Movement as an Object of Textual Analysis. Qualitative Inquiry, 6(3), 406-431.
(available online through library database search: DOI: 10.1177/107780040000600308)

Lashua, B. D., & Fox, K. (2007). Defining the Groove: From Remix to Research in The Beat of Boyle StreetLeisure Sciences, 29(2), 143-158.
(available online through university database search: DOI: 10.1080/01490400601160796)
(also available, audio supplement to the article.

Clarke, A. (2003). Situational Analyses: Grounded Theory Mapping After the Postmodern Turn. Symbolic Interaction, 26(4), 553- 576.
(available online through library database search: stable URL:

Radnofsky, M. L. (1996). Qualitative Models: Visually Representing Complex Data in an Image/Text Balance. Qualitative Inquiry, 2(4), 385-410.
(available online through library database search: DOI: 10.1177/107780049600200402)