Imagining the possibilities: qualitative inquiry at the intersections of race, gender, disability, and class
alternate methods, intersectionality, qualitative research
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
This paper reflects upon the methodology and methods of a qualitative study that examined the lived educational experiences of four African-American women labeled with disabilities and from low socioeconomic backgrounds. This paper offers discussion as to the usefulness of alternate methods of representing data, specifically poetry and narrative, as a means of circumventing dilemmas associated with intersectional research and promoting more equitable research processes for individuals that have been historically marginalized by traditional research methods. How qualitative inquiry may enhance and bring about new insights into the lived experiences of individuals located at marginalized and intersecting discourses is explored. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
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Petersen, Amy J., "Imagining the possibilities: qualitative inquiry at the intersections of race, gender, disability, and class" (2012). Faculty Publications. 1758.