Poststructural, post-qualitative methodologies: Using ethnography to tell poststructural tales of ‘local food’

This presentation will describe the methodological framework for a dissertation project. This type of methodology deconstructs traditional qualitative and quantitative methods of inquiry, which may be useful for conducting research on subjugated subjectivities such as might be found in research situated in Appalachia. Attendees may be familiar with ethnography as a methodology; poststructuralism deconstructs the texts generated through ethnography to identify how power is constructed and circulated through these discourses as representations of culture.