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Feminist Methodology

Feminist Methodology

Challenges and Choices

  • Author: Caroline Ramazanoglu,Janet Holland
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 0761951229
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 195
  • View: 1972
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"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: a- demonstrates how feminist approaches to methodology engage with debates in western philosophy to raise critical questions about knowledge production; b- shows that feminist methodology has a distinctive place in social research; c- guides the reader through the terrain of feminist methodology and clarifies how feminists can claim knowledge of gendered social existence; and d- connects abstract issues of theory with issues in fieldwork practice." -- Back cover.

Researching Gender Violence

Researching Gender Violence

  • Author: Tina Skinner,Marianne Hester,Ellen Malos
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134022476
  • Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Page: 256
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This text focuses on research methodology and approaches in the complex and sensitive area of violence against women, and provides important insights into, and critical approaches to, the evidence base for policy and practice.

Under the Sign of Hope

Under the Sign of Hope

Feminist Methodology and Narrative Interpretation

  • Author: Leslie Rebecca Bloom
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791439173
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 188
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Under the Sign of Hope examines the practices of life history, ethnographic fieldwork, and interpretation of women's narratives, ultimately asserting the importance of self-reflexivity for feminist methodology. Bloom takes the stance that what is critical to research is an ability to analyze the complexities of researcher-participant relationships and the limitations of narrative interpretation.

Positioning Gender in Discourse

Positioning Gender in Discourse

A Feminist Methodology

  • Author: J. Baxter
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230501265
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 215
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Feminist Poststructuralist Discourse Analysis helps analyse how speakers construct their gendered identities within a complex web of power relations. Demonstrated here through a study of teenagers' conversation in class and senior managers' discussions in business meetings, it challenges the view that females are disempowered in mixed-sex settings.

Feminism and Methodology

Feminism and Methodology

Social Science Issues

  • Author: Sandra G. Harding
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253204448
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 193
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Appearing in the feminist social science literature from its beginnings are a series of questions about methodology. In this collection, Sandra Harding interrogates some of the classic essays from the last fifteen years in order to explore the basic and troubling questions about science and social experience, gender, and politics.

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.

Just Methods

Just Methods

An Interdisciplinary Feminist Reader

  • Author: Alison M. Jaggar
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317264754
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 528
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The supplemented edition of this important reader includes a substantive new introduction by the author on the changing nature of feminist methodology. It takes into account the implications of a major new study included for this first time in this book on poverty and gender (in)equality, and it includes an article discussing the ways in which this study was conducted using the research methods put forward by the first edition. This article begins by explaining why a new and better poverty metric is needed and why developing such a metric requires an alternative methodological approach inspired by feminism. Feminist research is a growing tradition of inquiry that aims to produce knowledge not biased by inequitable assumptions about gender and related categories such as class, race, religion, sexuality, and nationality."Just Methods" is designed for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in a range of disciplines. Rather than being concerned with particular techniques of inquiry, the interdisciplinary readings in this book address broad questions of research methodology. They are designed to help researchers think critically and constructively about the epistemological and ethical implications of various approaches to research selection and research design, evidence-gathering techniques, and publication of results.A key theme running through the readings is the complex interrelationship between social power and inequality on the one hand and the production of knowledge on the other. A second and related theme is the inseparability of research projects and methodologies from ethical and political values."

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.

Positioning Gender in Discourse

Positioning Gender in Discourse

A Feminist Methodology

  • Author: Judith Baxter
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780333986356
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 215
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Feminist post-structuralist discourse analysis is relevant to analysing the significance of gender in relation to the ways in which speakers construct their identities. This account of the methodology is based on study of teenagers' conversations in class and of managers' discussions in meetings.

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.

Re-Presenting Feminist Methodologies

Re-Presenting Feminist Methodologies

Interdisciplinary Explorations

  • Author: Kalpana Kannabiran,Professor and Regional Director Council for Social Development Kalpana Kannabiran,Padmini Swaminathan
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1351799266
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 374
  • View: 1351
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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.

Liberating Method

Liberating Method

Feminism and Social Research

  • Author: Marjorie L. DeVault
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • ISBN: 9781566396981
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 275
  • View: 7544
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Feminist scholars and those inspired by other liberatory movements have raised profound questions about the standard practices of social research. Arguing that established methods too often ignore and obfuscate social oppression, they search for approaches that will more adequately represent marginalized groups and the social processes that organize their lives.Liberating Methodcharts one researcher's view of this project as Marjorie L. DeVault, one of the leading practitioners and teachers of feminist methodology, examines in her collection of new and previously published essays the dimensions of feminist research. DeVault believes in "writing carefully," that is with care (precision) and caring (empathy). In addition to essays on how women write, are silenced, and can speak up, she includes an autobiographical sketch, a discussion of "the self as resource," and a section on what she calls "excavation," or the work of recovering unrecognized or suppressed aspects of women's experience. She explores the sources and meanings of feminist methodology, the strategies of reflexive analysis, and the issues that arise when writing and teaching feminist research. Committed to a feminism attentive to oppressions that operate simultaneously with gender, DeVault considers exclusions and distortions in feminist research and strategies for building more inclusive approaches. Including a closing essay that presents "practical advice" for oppositional researchers,Liberating Methodreflects DeVault's conviction that feminist insights can and should contribute to a sounder, more rigorous social science. Author note:Marjorie L. DeVaultis author of the feminist classicFeeding the Family: The Social Organization of Caring as Gendered Work. She is Associate Professor of Sociology and a member of the Women's Studies Program at Syracuse University.

Feminist Methodology

Feminist Methodology

  • Author: S.M. Channa
  • Publisher: Genesis Publishing Pvt Ltd
  • ISBN: 9788130703343
  • Category: Feminism
  • Page: 317
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The Effects of Feminist Approaches on Research Methodologies

The Effects of Feminist Approaches on Research Methodologies

  • Author: Margaret Lowe Benston,Calgary Institute for the Humanities
  • Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • ISBN: 0889209863
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 259
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Papers presented at a conference held on Jan. 22-24, 1987, at the University of Calgary.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Science Methodology

The SAGE Handbook of Social Science Methodology

  • Author: William Outhwaite,Stephen Turner
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446206459
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 640
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"An excellent guidebook through different approaches to social science measurement, including the all-important route-maps that show us how to get there." - Roger Jowell, City University "In this wide-ranging collection of chapters, written by acknowledged experts in their fields, Outhwaite and Turner have brought together material in one volume which will provide an extremely important platform for consideration of the full range of contemporary analytical and methodological issues." - Charles Crothers, Auckland University of Technology This is a jewel among methods Handbooks, bringing together a formidable collection of international contributors to comment on every aspect of the various central issues, complications and controversies in the core methodological traditions. It is designed to meet the needs of those disciplinary and nondisciplinary problem-oriented social inquirers for a comprehensive overview of the methodological literature. The text is divided into 7 sections: Overviews of methodological approaches in the social sciences Cases, comparisons and theory Quantification and experiment Rationality, complexity and collectivity Interpretation, critique and postmodernity Discourse construction Engagement. Edited by two leading figures in the field, the Handbook is a landmark work in the field of research methods. More than just a 'cookbook' that teaches readers how to master techniques, it will give social scientists in all disciplines an appreciation for the full range of methodological debates today, from the quantitative to the qualitative, giving them deeper and sharpen insights into their own research questions. It will generate debate, solutions and a series of questions for researchers to exploit and develop in their research and teaching.

Autoethnography as Feminist Method

Autoethnography as Feminist Method

Sensitising the feminist 'I'

  • Author: Elizabeth Ettorre
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317236157
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 124
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Autoethnography is an ideal method to study the ‘feminist I’. Through personal stories, the author reflects on how feminists negotiate agency and the effect this has on one's political sensibilities. Speaking about oneself transforms into stories of political responsibility - a key issue for feminists who function as cultural mediators.

Feminist Methods in Social Research

Feminist Methods in Social Research

  • Author: Shulamit Reinharz,Lynn Davidman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780195073867
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 413
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Examining the wide range of feminist research methods, Shulamit Reinharz explains the relationship between feminism and methodology, and challenges existing stereotypes. Concluding that there is no one correct feminist method, but rather a variety of perspectives, Reinharz argues that thisdiversity of methods has been of great value to feminist scholarship. With an extensive bibliography cataloguing the important work accomplished over the last two decades, Feminist Methods in Social Research is an essential resource for students of sociology and women's studies.

Handbook of Feminist Research

Handbook of Feminist Research

Theory and Praxis

  • Author: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412980593
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 764
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The second edition of the Handbook of Feminist Research: Theory and Praxis, presents both a theoretical and practical approach to conducting social science research on, for, and about women. The Handbook enables readers to develop an understanding of feminist research by introducing a range of feminist epistemologies, methodologies, and methods that have had a significant impact on feminist research practice and women's studies scholarship. The Handbook continues to provide a set of clearly defined research concepts that are devoid of as much technical language as possible. It continues to engage readers with cutting edge debates in the field as well as the practical applications and issues for those whose research affects social policy and social change. It also expands on the wealth of interdisciplinary understanding of feminist research praxis that is grounded in a tight link between epistemology, methodology and method. The second edition of this Handbook will provide researchers with the tools for excavating subjugated knowledge on women's lives and the lives of other marginalized groups with the goals of empowerment and social change.

Feminist Approaches to Theory and Methodology

Feminist Approaches to Theory and Methodology

An Interdisciplinary Reader

  • Author: Sharlene Hesse-Biber,Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber,Sharlene Janice Hesse-Biber,Christina K. Gilmartin,Robin Lydenberg
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780195125221
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 388
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Feminist Approaches to Theory and Methodology addresses the theoretical issues raised by doing feminist research from an interdisciplinary perspective. Bringing together the work of leading scholars and emerging new critics, the editors have selected the best, most representative and recent work in feminist scholarship. The collection is organized around key issues in feminist theory and empirical research as impacted by post-structuralist dialogue. Several essays address the tensions between disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge building, exposing male biases embedded in disciplinary paradigms. Other essays deal with dramatic changes in two foundational concepts in feminist theory--identity and experience--which are presented not as innate and unproblematic, but as constituted by discourse, representation, and the effects of power. Additional essays examine the complex terrain in which differences within and between women are used as tools of oppression and of resistance both inside and outside feminist praxis. These essays uncover a subtext of racial anxiety, offering critical insights for academic and social change. The gender dynamics of power and resistance are taken up by several critics whose research encourages the development of a feminist scholarly methodology that focuses on women's subjective experiences, the ways in which they mediate relations of power, and their capacity for implementing personal and collective activism. These essays deal with the importance in feminist scholarship of resisting the inclination to view women as passive and powerless victims. Another major focus of the volume brings together visual and discursive representations of the female body in which heterosexuality and reproduction are imposed as the norm. The volume concludes with a set of essays which presents students with some methodological and political dilemmas feminists encounter as they expose the underlying ideological distortions in existing social policies. Distinct for its interdisciplinary scope as well as its global orientation, Feminist Approaches to Theory and Methodology is an ideal text for courses in a wide range of social science and humanities disciplines including research methods and women's studies.