SAGE Journal Articles

Select SAGE journal articles are available to give you more insight into chapter topics. These are also an ideal resource to help support your literature reviews, dissertations and assignments.

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Dwyer, C. and Davies, G. (2010) ‘Qualitative methods III: Animating archives, artful interventions and online environments’, Progress in Human Geography, 34 (1): 88–97.

As the last of their three insightful assessments of the state of qualitative geography, this article by Dwyer and Davies explores emerging qualitative methods that have roots in long-standing research practices in geography: archival work, art, and on-line ‘virtual’ geographies.

Naughton, L. (2014) ‘Geographical narratives of social capital: Telling different stories about the socio-economy with context, space, place, power and agency’, Progress in Human Geography, 38: 1 3–21.

In this paper, Naughton identifies ‘narrative’ as the ways people use stories to make sense of the complexity of everyday life. Her work resonates well with our interest in qualitative methods being employed to clarify and make more transparent the connections between stories, agency and thick geographic context.

Lees, L. (2004) ‘Urban geography: Discourse analysis and urban research’, Progress in Human Geography, 28 (1): 101–7.

Lees helpfully distinguishes two strands of discourse analysis. The first emerges from the Marxist approach of political economy and the critique of ideology. The second strand pulls from Foucauldian post-structural theory. Discourse analysis is inherently a critical engagement with both the ‘real’ world and the ways that the world is framed, talked about, and made sense of in relation to multiple expressions of power, agency, and context.