Dismantling methodological silos and normative confinements in qualitative research: a shared meal of knowledge in a postqualitative langar space

Kanwarjeet Singh, Jane Southcott, Damien Lyons

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Building on qualitative approaches, post-qualitative is a turn of “becomings,” never reached but always moving. Turning from and beyond established qualitative traditions, in the post-qualitative, we pursue the leads of St. Pierre and Lather to push qualitative boundaries and offer Langar – a Sikh cultural practice of collective cooking and consumption of a shared meal as an alternative site of knowledge creation. As part, we harness the philosophical virtues of Langar and utilise its resistive prowess to put forward a methodological footprint that turns from the qualitative yardstick of rigor-tested legitimisation of knowledge. We navigate the ontological turns to locate the post-qualitative determinants of Langar and argue for its methodological rightness that disclaim scientism-based warrantability of knowledge building and acceptance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2075-2094
Number of pages20
JournalThe Qualitative Report
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • post-qualitative
  • Langar
  • becoming
  • rigor
  • scientism

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