The process of learning qualitative research has altered dramatically and this Handbook explores the growth, change, and complexity within the topic and looks back over its history to assess the current state of the art, and indicate possible future directions. Moving beyond textbook rehearsals of standard issues, the book examines key methodological debates and conflicts, approaching them in a critical, discursive manner.

Introduction: Engaging Qualitative Geography

Introduction: Engaging qualitative geography

In this chapter we welcome you to the SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Geography, and describe what we believe to be the significant issues and challenges for qualitative human geography in the twenty-first century. Our goal for this volume is to introduce scholars, both veteran and novice, to the world of qualitative geography, and to engage them in the collective and collaborative process of forwarding qualitative geography in the twenty-first century. This, we recognize, is a challenge in itself, for this handbook, like the handbooks in other fields that came before, seeks to reach and engage multiple audiences. We aim, in partnership with the chapter authors, to engage advanced and graduate students preparing to undertake their first major qualitative ...

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