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Qualitative Communication Research
Kenneth N. Cissna, University of South Florida
Quarterly in Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter, beginning in 2012
512 pp. / ISSN: 2161-9107

Current Issue
QCR, volume 1, number 4
Winter 2012
Vol. 1, N. 4
About the Journal

UC Press now publishes this journal.

Qualitative Communication Research (QCR) is a refereed academic journal that publishes articles of interest to scholars in communication studies and allied fields whose work is primarily qualitative in orientation. We are especially interested in articles that bring a qualitative perspective and a communicative lens to addressing significant social and practical issues in human life.

All qualitative approaches are welcome, including, but not limited to, ethnography of speaking, participant observation, interviewing, grounded theory, focus groups, autoethnography, discourse analysis, and all forms of ethnography including critical, artistic, literary, poetic, and performance. Mixed-method studies are welcome unless they are primarily quantitative, as are experimental forms of presentation. Excluded are cultural theoretical essays without an empirical grounding, calls for research, and textual criticism.

In addition, QCR publishes “Issues in Qualitative Communication Research,” a section of the journal providing a forum where issues or controversies associated with qualitative research and communication can be addressed shorter point-of-view essays. These essays will be commissioned works subject to peer review and typically will not exceed 3,500 words (about 1-12 pages, double-spaced). William K. Rawlins, Stocker Professor of Communication Studies at Ohio University, serves as Editor of this section.


Table of Contents

Editor’s Note Kenneth N. Cissna
 “Your Kids or Your Job”: Navigating Low Wage Work and Parenting in Contexts of Poverty Michelle Miller-Day
My Body’s Placement: An Autoethnographic Account of Communicative Practice
Ronald J. Pelias
“Birth Mothers are Not Bad People”: A Dialogic Analysis of Online Birth Mother Stories
Leslie A. Baxter, Kristina M. Scharp, Bryan Asbury, Amber Jannusch, and Kristen M. Norwood
Public Hearings about Same-Sex Marriage: How the Context “Makes” an Argument
Karen Tracy
The Toxic and Mythical Combination of a Deductive Writing Logic for Inductive Qualitative Research Sarah J. Tracy
Issues in Qualitative Communication Research
Issues in Qualitative Communication Research: Towards an Opening William K. Rawlins

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