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Invitation to Restorative Practices in Critical Qualitative Research

Invitation to Restorative Practices in Critical Qualitative Research KAKALI BHATTACHARYA Invitation to Restorative Practices in Critical Qualitative Research I am at a rural tea estate in Darjeeling, India. It is April 2021. Three new mutated variants of the coronavirus are in the air, creating devastation and death the likes of which I have never seen before. Whole families are dying within days of each other. Diasporic Indians who have flown back to India from the US, Canada, and other parts of the world to tend to sick parents and other family members are themselves becoming ill and dying. Relief groups are struggling to serve the needs of countless citizens begging for oxygen, medicine, and beds for their loved ones. Amid this rampage, the most forgotten are the transwomen, migrant workers, Dalit garbage pickers, custodians, Adivasi (Indigenous) tribes, and unhoused HIV-positive folks, battling the virus with little or no support or priority of care. In the midst of all this suffering, I can’t help but recognize my privilege in being able to isolate in a tea estate, with the luxury of time to reflect on my new role as the editor of Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. Given the context in which I am undertaking this responsibility, I http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Departures in Critical Qualitative Research University of California Press

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University of California Press
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© 2022 by The Regents of the University of California
ISSN
2333-9489
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2333-9497
DOI
10.1525/dcqr.2022.11.1-2.1
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KAKALI BHATTACHARYA Invitation to Restorative Practices in Critical Qualitative Research I am at a rural tea estate in Darjeeling, India. It is April 2021. Three new mutated variants of the coronavirus are in the air, creating devastation and death the likes of which I have never seen before. Whole families are dying within days of each other. Diasporic Indians who have flown back to India from the US, Canada, and other parts of the world to tend to sick parents and other family members are themselves becoming ill and dying. Relief groups are struggling to serve the needs of countless citizens begging for oxygen, medicine, and beds for their loved ones. Amid this rampage, the most forgotten are the transwomen, migrant workers, Dalit garbage pickers, custodians, Adivasi (Indigenous) tribes, and unhoused HIV-positive folks, battling the virus with little or no support or priority of care. In the midst of all this suffering, I can’t help but recognize my privilege in being able to isolate in a tea estate, with the luxury of time to reflect on my new role as the editor of Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. Given the context in which I am undertaking this responsibility, I

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Departures in Critical Qualitative ResearchUniversity of California Press

Published: Jun 1, 2022

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