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Feminist Methodologies for Critical Researchers

Feminist Methodologies for Critical Researchers

Bridging Differences

  • Author: Joey Sprague
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442218738
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 302
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The second edition features the latest critical scholarship and fresh examples, while providing an excellent overview of both quantitative and qualitative methods. Showing the links between methodology and epistemology, the book highlights the power of research to make a difference and offers practical suggestions for researchers across disciplines.

Re-Presenting Feminist Methodologies

Re-Presenting Feminist Methodologies

Interdisciplinary Explorations

  • Author: Kalpana Kannabiran,Padmini Swaminathan
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 135180037X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 360
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This book tracks the trajectory of gender in the social sciences and humanities through an exploration of the challenges and contradictions that confront contemporary feminist analysis as well as future directions. Drawing on research in India, the essays in the volume engage with the subject in imaginative ways, each one going beyond documenting the persistence of gender inequality, instead raising new questions and dilemmas while unravelling the complexities of the terrain. They also interrogate extant knowledge that has ‘constructed’ women as ‘agentless’ over the years, incapable of contesting or transforming social orders – by taking a close look at gendered decision-making processes and outcomes, sex for pleasure, health care practices, content and context of formal schooling or the developmental state that ‘mainstreams’ gender. Do existing feminist methodologies enable the understanding of emerging themes as online sexual politics, transnational surrogacy or masculinist ‘anti-feminist’ sensibilities? The feminist methodologies delineated here will provide readers with a toolkit to assess the criticality of gender as well as its nuances. The work foregrounds the importance of intersectionality and builds a case for context-specific articulations of gender and societies that destabilize binary universals. This volume will be useful to scholars and researchers across the disciplines of the social sciences and humanities, especially gender studies, women’s studies, feminism, research methodology, education, sociology, political science and public policy.

Researching Female Faith

Researching Female Faith

Qualitative Research Methods

  • Author: Nicola Slee,Fran Porter,Anne Phillips
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351734121
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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Religious and spiritual engagement has undergone multiple significant changes in recent decades. Researching Female Faith is a collection of essays based on recent and original field research conducted by the contributors, and informed by a variety of theoretical perspectives, into the faith lives of women and girls – broadly from within a Christian context. Essays describe and recount original qualitative research that identifies, illuminates and enhances our understanding of key aspects of women’s and girls’ faith lives. Offered as a contribution to feminist practical and pastoral theology, the essays arise out of and feed back into a range of mainly UK pastoral and practical contexts. While the essays in this volume will contribute to an enhanced appreciation and analysis of female faith, the core focus is on feminist qualitative research methods and methodology. Thus, they demystify and illuminate the process of research, including features of research which are frequently under-examined. The book is a first in bringing together a specific focus on feminist qualitative research methodology with the study of female faith lives. It will therefore be of great interest to students, academics and practitioners with interests in faith and gender in theology, religious studies and sociology.

Qualitative Research in Social Work

Qualitative Research in Social Work

  • Author: Anne E. Fortune,William J. Reid,Robert L. Miller, Jr.
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231535449
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 592
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In this volume, progressive experts survey recent trends in qualitative study, which relies on small sample groups and interview data to better represent the context and complexity of social work practice. Chapters address different approaches to qualitative inquiry, applications to essential areas of research and practice, integration of qualitative and quantitative methods, and epistemological issues. This second edition brings even greater depth and relevance to social work qualitative research, including new material that tackles traditional research concerns, such as data quality, ethics, and epistemological stances, and updated techniques in data collection and analysis. To increase the usefulness for students and researchers, the editors have reorganized the text to present basic principles first and then their applications, and they have increased their focus on ethics, values, and theory. New and revised illustrative studies highlight more than ever the connection between effective research and improved social functioning among individuals and groups. The collection continues to feature scholars and practitioners who have shaped the social work research practice canon for more than twenty years, while also adding the innovative work of up-and-coming talent.

Promiscuous Feminist Methodologies in Education

Promiscuous Feminist Methodologies in Education

Engaging Research Beyond Gender

  • Author: Sara M Childers,Stephanie L Daza,Jeong-eun Rhee
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317609956
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 128
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The book marks the circulation of the term "promiscuous feminist methodology" and registers its salience for educational researchers who risk blundering feminist theories and methodologies in chaotic and unbridled ways. The sexism embedded in language is what makes the notion of promiscuous "feminists gone wild" tantalizing, though what the book puts forth is how the messy practice of inquiry transgresses any imposed boundaries or assumptions about what counts as research and feminism. What can researchers do when we realize that theories are not quite enough to respond to our material experiences with people, places, practices, and policies becoming data? As a collection, the book provides how various theories researchers put to work "get dirty" as they are contaminated and re-appropriated by other ways of thinking and doing through (con)texts of messy practices. In this way, gender cannot simply be gender and promiscuous feminist methodologies are always in-the-making and already ahead of what we think they are. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.

American Sociology

American Sociology

From Pre-Disciplinary to Post-Normal

  • Author: S. Turner
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137377178
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 145
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American Sociology has changed radically since 1945. This volume traces these changes to the present, with special emphasis on the feminization of sociology and the decline of the science ideal as well as the challenges sociology faces in the new environment for universities.

Feminist Methodologies for International Relations

Feminist Methodologies for International Relations

  • Author: Brooke A. Ackerly,Maria Stern,Jacqui True
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139458736
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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Why is feminist research carried out in international relations (IR)? What are the methodologies and methods that have been developed in order to carry out this research? Feminist Methodologies for International Relations offers students and scholars of IR, feminism, and global politics practical insight into the innovative methodologies and methods that have been developed - or adapted from other disciplinary contexts - in order to do feminist research for IR. Both timely and timeless, this volume makes a diverse range of feminist methodological reflections wholly accessible. Each of the twelve contributors discusses aspects of the relationships between ontology, epistemology, methodology, and method, and how they inform and shape their research. This important and original contribution to the field will both guide and stimulate new thinking.

Women in Lebanon

Women in Lebanon

Living with Christianity, Islam, and Multiculturalism

  • Author: M. Thomas
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137281995
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 245
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Combining insider and outsider perspectives, Women in Lebanon looks at Christian and Muslim women living together in a multicultural society and facing modernity. While the Arab Spring has begun to draw attention to issues of change, modernity, and women's subjectivity, this manuscript takes a unique approach to examining and describing the Lebanese "alternative modernities" thesis and how it has shaped thinking about the meaning of terms like evolution, progress, development, history, and politics in contemporary Arab thought. The author draws on extensive ethnographic research, as well as her own personal experience.

Handbook of feminist research

Handbook of feminist research

theory and praxis

  • Author: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber
  • Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 758
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"Let me begin by recommending this book to anyone engaged in feminist research, as a contributor or a student of the field. It is superbly written, organized with amazing grace, highly inclusive of diverse research activities, and includes of some of the most well-known feminist scholars in a range of academic disciplines. This is a truly amazing handbook a huge enterprise, elegantly crafted by editor-author, Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber and completed by 52 other authors. The handbook is an outstanding contribution to feminist research, but beyond that, an excellent resource for students at all levels of inquiry and professional identification. There is nothing else to compete with its inclusiveness and intellectual prowess." -JOURNAL OF PHENOMENOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY The topic of feminist research has too often been neglected in standard research methods books-The Handbook of Feminist Research breaks that tradition! This unique volume illuminates on-going debates in the field of feminist research as well as the practical applications and issues for those whose research impacts social policy and social change. Edited by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber, this Handbook reflects the most current thinking about feminist research emerging within and across the disciplines.

Feminist Methodology

Feminist Methodology

Challenges and Choices

  • Author: Caroline Ramazanoglu,Janet Holland
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446235114
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 196
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`An accessible, clearly explained review of difficult concepts within this arena as well as relevant debates. Its strengths are in outlining possible considerations that need to be taken into account when making methodological choices. It also clearly explains how these choices impact knowledge production. This book would undoubtedly be of considerable use to anyone seeking to understand and get to grips with feminist methodological issues' - Feminism and Psychology Who would be a feminist now? Contemporary 'political realism' suggests that the essentials of the battle have already been won, and the current generation of women entering University is used to seeing feminism presented as 'old fashioned', 'extreme' and 'unrealistic'. Challenging such assumptions, this important new book argues for the value of empirical investigations of gendered life, and brings together the theoretical, political and practical aspects of feminist methodology. Feminist Methodology - demonstrates how feminist approaches to methodology engage with debates in western philosophy to raise critical questions about knowledge production - shows that feminist methodology has a distinctive place in social research - guides the reader through the terrain of feminist methodology and clarifies how feminists can claim knowledge of gendered social existence - connects abstract issues of theory with issues in fieldwork practice. This timely and accessible book will be an essential resource for students in women's studies, gender studies, sociology, cultural studies, social anthropology and feminist psychology.