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Cultural Constructions of Identity: Meta-Ethnography and Theory

Luis Urrieta and George W. Noblit


Cultural Constructions of Identity is a collection of meta-ethnographic syntheses of qualitative studies addressing cultural identity theory. Meta-ethnography, developed by Noblit and Hare in 1988, uses a translation theory of interpretation to preserve the unique aspects of studies to the degree possible while also revealing the analogies between them. The contributors to this book use different identity theory frames to study various intersections of race and ethnicity with gender, age, class, and sexuality. The foci range is important to the project of speaking to identity theory broadly bu ... More

Keywords: identity, meta-ethnography, cultural identity, qualitative synthesis, identity theory, qualitative methodology, social theory

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190676087
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190676087.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luis Urrieta, editor
Associate Professor of Cultural Studies in Education, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education, The University of Texas at Austin

George W. Noblit, editor
Joseph R. Neikirk Distinguished Professor of Sociology of Education, School of Education, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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2 Meta-Ethnography

George W. Noblit

3 Meta-Ethnography

Charles Price and Orisanmi Burton

4 Multiracial Youth Identity Meta-Ethnography

Silvia C. Bettez, Aurora Chang, and Kathleen E. Edwards

5 Beyond Survival

Tommy Ender and Esmeralda Rodríguez

6 Spaces in Between

Lan Quach Kolano, Cherese Childers-McKee, and Elena King

7 Tools of Navigation

Hillary Parkhouse and Summer Melody Pennell

8 How “Identity Play” Protects White Privilege

Alison LaGarry and Timothy Conder

11 Theorizing Identity from Qualitative Synthesis

Luis Urrieta, Jr. and George W. Noblit

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