Cosmopraxis: living relational (qualitative) questions

Mirka Koro*, Nicola Fairchild

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Today’s world is overly complex and the multiplicity of relations form practices of/in the cosmos also in the context of qualitative inquiry. While a connected global world can serve as a desirable goal and outcome, Drichel (2019) also reminds us about the current ‘crisis of connection’ and forces driven by autonomous individuality. We propose that diversifying relational space and relational practices can offer vitality, methodological and ontological potential to promote difference and address complexity of cosmo relations in creative ways. In this conceptual chapter we wonder and experiment how it might be possible to engage in methodological work building on a sense of living in a cosmos through diverse relations. More specifically, we discuss the role of relations and the process of living relationality through cosmopraxis in the context of qualitative inquiry and research question creation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQualitative Inquiry in the Present Tense
Subtitle of host publicationWriting a New History
EditorsNorman K. Denzin, Michael D. Giardina
ISBN (Print)9781032620534, 9781032618807
Publication statusAccepted for publication - 30 Oct 2023

Publication series

NameInternational Congress of Qualitative Inquiry Series

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