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Situational Analysis: Grounded Theory After the Interpretive Turn 2ed

by Adele Clarke, Carrie Friese and Rachel Washburn SAGE Publications, Inc
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The publication of the Second Edition of the this book signals the success of situational analysis (SA) as a new method in the grounded theory tradition. This edition adds two new co-authors, Carrie Friese and Rachel Washburn, early situational analysts. Together the authors have not only updated this volume, but also refined and clarified SA as a method based on their own experiences using and teaching it transnationally for more than a decade and on valuable feedback from readers and adopters of the first edition. SA is grounded in the concept of "the situation". While sharing grounded theory's roots in pragmatist philosophy, Chicago School ecologies, and symbolic interactionism, SA is a distinct analytic approach also braiding in additional theoretical foundations. The authors demonstrate the uses of the three kinds of maps to frame and analyze the situation of inquiry: situational maps; social worlds/arenas maps; and positional maps. The Second Edition brings the theory and practice of SA up to date, with much more practical guidance for carrying out research studies using SA, and more illustrative maps and figures.

List of Illustrations
Prologue to the Second Edition
What is Situational Analysis?
Overview of the Second Edition
Practical Developments
How to Read and Use this Book
About the Authors
Introduction to Part I
Chapter 1 GÇó Situational Analysis: Grounded Theory Mapping After the Interpretive Turn
What Is Grounded Theory?
A Genealogy of Grounded Theory and Situational Analysis
The Interpretive Turn
Grounds for a New Method
Situational Maps and Analysis
Reflections and Anticipations
Chapter 2 GÇó Methodological Grounds of Situational Analysis
Grounded Theory, Pragmatism, and Interactionism: A Theory/Methods Package
Grounded Theory as Always Already Around the Interpretive Turn
Grounded Theory as Recalcitrant Against the Interpretive Turn
Pushing Grounded Theory Around the Interpretive Turn
Reflections and Anticipations
Chapter 3 GÇó Theoretical Grounds of Situational Analysis
The a(Re)Turn to the Sociala Across Social Theory
Pragmatist Interactionist Origins: From Chicago Ecologies to Social Worlds/Arenas
New Grounds I: Foucault and the Pragmatist Interactionist Project
New Grounds II: Taking the Nonhuman Explicitly Into Account
New Grounds III: Deleuze and Guattari's Rhizomes and Assemblages
Assembling the Theoretical Grounds of Situational Analysis
Introduction to Part II
Chapter 4 GÇó Getting Started: Practical Issues and Project Design
The Three Kinds of Situational Analysis Maps
Practical Issues in Getting Started
Doing Situational Analysis Project Design
Issues in Situational Analysis Project Design
Technical Tools Supporting Situational Analysis
Turning to Analysis
Chapter 5 GÇó Doing Situational and Relational Maps
Abstract Situational Maps
Introducing the First Exemplar: Bone's Project
Situational Maps of Bone's Project
Doing Relational Analyses With Situational Maps
Relational Maps of Bone's Project
Final Comments on Situational and Relational Maps
Chapter 6 GÇó Doing Social Worlds/Arenas Maps
What Are Social Worlds and Arenas?
Why Are Social Worlds and Arenas Analytically Important?
Introducing Social Worlds/Arenas Maps
Social Worlds/Arenas Map of Bone's Project
Doing Social Worlds/Arenas Maps
Memoing Social Worlds/Arenas Maps
Using Social Worlds/Arenas Maps in Your Project
Final Comments on Social Worlds/Arenas Maps
Chapter 7 GÇó Doing Positional Maps
Abstract Positional Maps
Positional Maps of Bone's Project
Constructing Your Own Positional Maps
Articulating and Acting Upon Absent Positions
Why Are Positional Maps So Important?
Final Comments on Positional Maps
Chapter 8 GÇó A Fully Worked Exemplar of Situational Analysis
Introducing Alonso-Yanez's Project
Alonso-Yanez's Situational Maps
Alonso-Yanez's Relational Maps
Alonso-Yanez's Social Worlds/Arenas Map
Alonso-Yanez's Positional Maps
Provisional Conclusions on Alonso-Yanez's Project
Chapter 9 GÇó Writing It Up: Final Presentations and Project Maps
Writing It Up as an Analytic Process
Using Your Memos in Finalizing the Project
Turning Situational Analysis Maps Into Final Project Maps
Possibilities for Presenting and Publishing Your SA Project
Temporary Conclusions
Introduction to Part III
Chapter 10 GÇó Turning to Discourses
What Is Discourse?
Why Analyze Discourses?
Turning Up the Volume on “Minora Discourses
Single Site and Multisite Approaches
How to Design SA Discourse Projects
Chapter 11 GÇó Mapping Narrative Discourse Materials
Kinds of Extant Narrative Discourse Materials
Designing a Narrative Discourse Project
Doing Situational Maps of Narrative Discourse Materials
Doing Social Worlds/Arenas Maps of Narrative Discourse Materials
Doing Positional Maps of Narrative Discourse Materials
Final Comments: Situational Analysis of Narrative Discourse Materials
Chapter 12 GÇó Mapping Visual Discourse Materials
The Rise of Visual Cultures
Doing Situational Analysis of Visual Discourse Materials
Visual Discourse Exemplar: Washburn's Biomonitoring Project
Final Comments: Situational Analysis of Visual Discourse Materials
Chapter 13 GÇó Mapping Historical Discourse Materials
Historicizing Historical Approaches
Designing Historical and Historicizing Projects
Historical Discourse Analysis Exemplar: Introducing Message's Project
Doing Situational Maps of Historical Discourse Materials
Doing Social Worlds/Arenas Maps of Historical Discourse Materials
Doing Positional Maps of Historical Discourse Materials
Final Comments: Situational Analysis of Historical Discourse Materials
Epilogue: Situational Analysis Issues and FAQs
Comparing Early GT With Constructivist GT and SA
Tips on Learning and Teaching Situational Analysis
Decolonizing and (Post)Colonial Situational Analysis
SA Mapping as Facilitating Engagement and Collaboration
FAQs About Situational Analysis
Final Words
Appendix A: Grounded Theory and Situational Analysis Websites
Appendix B: Selected Exemplars of Situational Analysis by Discipline
Appendix C: Selected Exemplars of Situational Analysis by Mapping Focus

“I have been teaching Situational Analysis to my graduate and post-graduate students based on the first edition of Clarke’s book for some years. The students have appreciated her direct and hands-on ap