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Raul Pacheco-Vega

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Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure
Patricia A. Matthew - Nov 07, 2016
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The academy may claim to seek and value diversity in its professoriate, but reports from faculty of color around the country make clear that departments and administrators discriminate in ways that range from unintentional to malignant. Stories abound of scholars--despite impressive records of publication, excellent teaching evaluations, and exempl...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Dec 04, 2020
I am not the optimal person to provide advice on this, but I always recommend reading the book "Presumed Incompetent" and also recent edited volume by @triciamatthew      source
Presumed Incompetent
The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia
Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs - Oct 31, 2012
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Presumed Incompetent is a pathbreaking account of the intersecting roles of race, gender, and class in the working lives of women faculty of color. Through personal narratives and qualitative empirical studies, more than 40 authors expose the daunting challenges faced by academic women of color as they navigate the often hostile terrain of higher e...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Dec 04, 2020
I am not the optimal person to provide advice on this, but I always recommend reading the book "Presumed Incompetent" and also recent edited volume by @triciamatthew      source
Theoretical Frameworks in Qualitative Research
Vincent A. Anfara - Nov 04, 2014 (first published in 2006)
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The Second Edition of Theoretical Frameworks in Qualitative Research, by Vincent A. Anfara, Jr. and Norma T. Mertz, brings together some of today's leading qualitative researchers to discuss the frameworks behind their published qualitative studies. They share how they found and chose a theoretical framework, from what discipline the framework was...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Nov 22, 2020
And for @zepecaos and others who have asked me - I would start with these three books and then I could make more specific recommendations. Also, I don’t have my copy here with me but @awutich and Russ Barnard have written an incredible methods book. These are just a fraction.      source
Thinking Qualitatively
Methods of Mind
Johnny Saldana - Sep 25, 2014
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Written in Johnny SaldaNa's elegant and accessible style, Thinking Qualitatively: Methods of Mind boldly pursues the challenge of teaching students not just how to collect and analyze data, but how to actively think about them. Each chapter presents one "method of mind" (thinking analytically, realistically, symbolically, ethically, multidisciplina...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Nov 22, 2020
And for @zepecaos and others who have asked me - I would start with these three books and then I could make more specific recommendations. Also, I don’t have my copy here with me but @awutich and Russ Barnard have written an incredible methods book. These are just a fraction.      source
Interpretive Research Design
Peregrine Schwartz-Shea - Jan 31, 2012
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Research design is fundamental to all scientific endeavors, at all levels and in all institutional settings. In many social science disciplines, however, scholars working in an interpretive-qualitative tradition get little guidance on this aspect of research from the positivist-centered training they receive. This book is an authoritative examinati...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Nov 22, 2020
And for @zepecaos and others who have asked me - I would start with these three books and then I could make more specific recommendations. Also, I don’t have my copy here with me but @awutich and Russ Barnard have written an incredible methods book. These are just a fraction.      source
Braving the Street
The Anthropology of Homelessness (Public Issues in Anthropological Perspective (1))
Irene Glasser - Apr 01, 1999
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As homelessness continues to plague North America and also becomes more widespread in Europe, anthropologists turn their attention to solving the puzzle of why people in some of the most advanced technological societies in the world are found huddled in a subway tunnel, squatting in a vacant building, living in a shelter, or camping out in an aband...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Sep 19, 2020
My entry for Day 19 (today) of my #AICCSED Challenge is another book, Glasser and Bridgman (1999) An incredible book, and I have no idea how it's not cited more. MUST READ for anyone working in homelessness research.      source
Bird by Bird
Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Anne Lamott - Aug 31, 1995 (first published in 1994)
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"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. [It] was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Sep 17, 2020
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (Anne Lamott) - my reading notes Everyone who produces text should read this book, period.      source
Economical Writing, Third Edition
Thirty-Five Rules for Clear and Persuasive Prose (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
Deirdre N. McCloskey - May 17, 2019 (first published in 1999)
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A valuable short guide for mastering the craft of academic writing! Students and young professionals who care about direct, clear expression should read this lucid, delightful gem by an author who practices what she advises. McCloskey s systematic treatment provides a range of insights and practical advice for better writing by scholars in every fi...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Sep 17, 2020
Economical Writing: Thirty Five Rules for Clear and Persuasive Prose McCloskey's book which is a must read for economists and everyone who writes.      source
The Writer's Practice
Building Confidence in Your Nonfiction Writing
John Warner - Feb 05, 2019
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"Unique and thorough, Warner's handbook could turn any determined reader into a regular Malcolm Gladwell." --BooklistFor anyone aiming to improve their skill as a writer, a revolutionary new approach to establishing robust writing practices inside and outside the classroom, from the author of Why They Can't WriteAfter a decade of teaching writing u...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Sep 17, 2020
The Writer's Practice: Building Confidence in your Nonfiction Writing (John Warner) - my reading notes I am awake past my bed time, so I am going to leave 11 blog posts scheduled, starting with my reading notes of @biblioracle's excellent book.      source
France
Emile Chabal - Nov 09, 2020
France is the most-visited country in the world. It attracts millions of tourists, most of whom come in search of beautiful architecture, good food, and fine art. But appearances can be deceptive. France is not only a place of culture and glamour; it also carries the bitter memories of violence, division and broken promises. In this arresting book,...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Aug 20, 2020
As someone who studies French water governance and French waste management, this book will be VERY useful. Merci beaucoup!      source
How to Take Smart Notes
One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking – for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers
Sönke Ahrens - Feb 24, 2017
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The key to good and efficient writing lies in the intelligent organisation of ideas and notes. This book helps students, academics and nonfiction writers to get more done, write intelligent texts and learn for the long run. It teaches you how to take smart notes and ensure they bring you and your projects forward. The Take Smart Notes principle is ...
Raul Pacheco-Vega
Aug 10, 2020
@rafaelotrevino @martdelrio @soenke_ahrens I love that book, with the proviso that the printed layout is so crammed that it makes it SUPER HARD to read.      source
Down, Out, and Under Arrest by Forrest Stuart
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Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School by Adam Ruben
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On Writing Well by William Zinsser
Becoming an Academic Writer by Patricia Goodson
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