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Feminist Research Methodology

Feminist Research Methodology

Making Meanings of Meaning-Making

  • Author: Maithree Wickramasinghe
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135259577
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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This book focuses on feminist research methodology, exploring and analysing its constituting methods, theory, ontology, epistemology, ethics and politics, and research issues relating to women, gender and feminism in Sri Lanka. The book examines ways of meaning-making for the political, ideological and ethical purposes of promoting individual and social change, and constructs an example of feminist research praxis. Using this South Asian country as a case study, the author looks at the means by which researchers in this field inhabit, engage with and represent the multiple realities of women and society in Sri Lanka. In analysing what constitutes feminist research methodology in a transitional country, the book links local research practices with Western feminist approaches, taking into account the commonalities, distinctions and specificities of working in a South Asian context. Engaging with and re-conceptualising three traditionally different types of research - women’s studies, gender studies and feminist studies - from a methodological perspective, Feminist Research Methodology provides a framework for researching feminist issues. Applicable at both a local and global level, this original methodological framework will be of value to researchers working in any context.

Feminist research methods

Feminist research methods

exemplary readings in the social sciences

  • Author: Joyce McCarl Nielsen
  • Publisher: Westview Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 262
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Over the last decade feminist research methods have affected the nature of research in all the social and natural sciences. This is the first book to offer a practical guide to conducting research informed by feminist methods. A far-reaching introduction discusses issues in the philosophy of science, history of science, and sociology of knowledge that are fundamental to understanding the nature of scientific method and the role of feminist scholarship. The major portion of the book comprises readings that present feminist commentary on methods and that serve as exemplars of particular methods, such as oral history and feminist synthesism.

Feminist Methodologies for Critical Researchers

Feminist Methodologies for Critical Researchers

Bridging Differences

  • Author: Joey Sprague
  • Publisher: Rowman Altamira
  • ISBN: 9780759109032
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 237
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This text teaches students how standard methods can be adapted toward critical ends by thinking about the links between epistemology and methodology. Joey Sprague's treatment of qualitative and quantitative methods shows how both can be used effectively by progressive researchers. She traces how the social organization of the academy has produced a bias against feminist methodology and proposes a program to overcome these limitations.

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.

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 Research Practice

Feminist Research Practice

A Primer

  • Author: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1483315673
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 456
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The fully revised and updated Second Edition of Feminist Research Practice: A Primer, edited by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber, draws on the expertise of a stellar group of interdisciplinary scholars who cover cutting-edge research methods and explore research questions related to the complex and diverse issues that deeply impact women’s lives. This text offers a unique hands-on approach to research by featuring engaging and relevant exercises as well as behind-the-scenes glimpses of feminist researchers at work. The in-depth examples cover the range of research questions that feminists engage with, including issues of gender inequality, violence against women, body image issues, and the discrimination of other marginalized groups. Written in a clear, concise manner that invites students to explore and practice a wide range of research, the Second Edition offers seven new chapters that reflect the latest scholarship in the field, a stronger focus on ethics, new examples that bring concepts to life, effective learning tools, and more.

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.

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.

Feminist Studies

Feminist Studies

A Guide to Intersectional Theory, Methodology and Writing

  • Author: Nina Lykke
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136978984
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 258
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In this book, feminist scholar Nina Lykke highlights current issues in feminist theory, epistemology and methodology. Combining introductory overviews with cutting-edge reflections, Lykke focuses on analytical approaches to gendered power differentials intersecting with other processes of social in/exclusion based on race, class, and sexuality. Lykke confronts and contrasts classical stances in feminist epistemology with poststructuralist and postconstructionist feminisms, and also brings bodily materiality into dialogue with theories of the performativity of gender and sex. This thorough and needed analysis of the state of Feminist Studies will be a welcome addition to scholars and students in Gender and Women’s Studies and Sociology.

Feminist Research in Theory and Practice

Feminist Research in Theory and Practice

  • Author: Gayle Letherby
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335226167
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 207
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This is a clear and accessible exploration of feminist method, methodology and epistemology. After situating herself and her work, Gayle Letherby charts the debates concerned with the epistemological, political and practical issues involved in doing feminist research, and places the debates within a wider consideration of the status of knowledge. The main focus of the book is then the particular and practical issues for feminist researchers.

Beyond Methodology

Beyond Methodology

Feminist Scholarship as Lived Research

  • Author: Mary Margaret Fonow
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253206299
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 310
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"A stellar cast of authors discuss and describe feminist research, reflecting the state of feminist discourse in sociology.... its high quality makes it a must in sociology and women's studies collections." —Choice "... empowering... thought-provoking... " —Gender & Society "... a valuable addition to the literature on feminism and method that reveals important discrepancies and shared themes in its chapters." —Contemporary Sociology In this interdisciplinary collection of articles by internationally recognized feminist scholars, the authors examine efforts to apply feminist principles to the research act. Each stage of the research process is examined, from sampling techniques to mass media packaging and marketing of feminist research. The essays address both abstract philosophical questions and the more practical ways theories are translated into feminist inquiry.

Feminist methodology

Feminist methodology

challenges and choices

  • Author: Caroline Ramazanoǧlu,Janet Holland
  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 195
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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.

Debates and Issues in Feminist Research and Pedagogy

Debates and Issues in Feminist Research and Pedagogy

A Reader

  • Author: Janet Holland,Maud Blair,Sue Sheldon
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN: 9781853592515
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 317
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The articles in this book engage with practical issues relating to teaching and research. The way in which gender and education is theorized is currently in a period of profound change, and this presents a major challenge to feminist teachers who want to translate explanations for gender relations into transformative action in the classroom. Several of the authors in this collection consider the possibilities and practicalities of transformative feminist pedagogies, identifying the "pedagogic moments" into which challenge and change can be introduced, without distorting or denying the students' experience. Another section contains articles which present the results of classroom research, dealing with issues of class, gender, "race" and sexuality. We can see from the results of these recent studies that class, "race" and gender continue to position students differently throughout the whole school and the entire curriculum. Research on teacher education reported here indicates that gender differences are produced and reproduced in that context. A final section of the book deals with the ongoing and lively debate on feminist methodology and epistemology, indicating the variety of approaches and positions that are being taken up in this area.

Contemporary Feminist Research from Theory to Practice

Contemporary Feminist Research from Theory to Practice

  • Author: Patricia Leavy,Anne Harris
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • ISBN: 146253628X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 302
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Exploring the breadth of contemporary feminist research practices, this engaging text immerses the reader in cutting-edge theories, methods, and practical strategies. Chapters review theoretical work from around the globe and describe approaches to conducting quantitative, qualitative, and community-based research with participants; doing content or media analysis; and evaluating programs or interventions. Ethical issues are addressed and innovative uses of digital media highlighted. The focus is studying gender inequities as they are experienced by individuals and groups from diverse cultural, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and with diverse gender identities. Delving into the process of writing and publishing feminist research, the text covers timely topics such as public scholarship, activism, and arts-based practices. The companion website features interviews with prominent feminist researchers. Pedagogical Features *Case examples of feminist research. *Running glossary of key terms. *Boxes highlighting hot topics and key points for practice. *End-of-chapter discussion questions and activities. *End-of-chapter annotated suggested reading (books, articles, and online resources). *Sample letters to research participants. *Appendix of feminist scholars organized by discipline.

Feminist Inquiry

Feminist Inquiry

From Political Conviction to Methodological Innovation

  • Author: M. E. Hawkesworth
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 0813537053
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 286
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Over the past three decades, feminist scholars have rocked the foundation of academia by challenging long-established beliefs, contesting dominant research paradigms, and identifying new strategies of analysis. How are we to understand these feminist interventions? Do they capture a truth about race and gender that mainstream scholarship has missed? Do they provide important insights into the politics of knowledge? How do feminist uses of traditional research methods differ from their deployment by nonfeminist scholars? What is distinctive and innovative about feminist research? Feminist Inquiry provides scholars and students with a comprehensive guide to methodological issues within feminist scholarship. Mary Hawkesworth presents lucid introductions to key philosophical debates about the nature of knowledge, an original account of feminist scholarship's contributions to these debates, and a sophisticated assessment of the analytical tools that feminist scholars have created to improve understandings of the world. Drawing upon contentious debates concerning the incidence of rape, public support for reproductive rights, affirmative action, and welfare reform, Hawkesworth demonstrates how seemingly abstract questions about the nature of knowledge have palpable effects on the lives of contemporary women and men. Feminist Inquiry makes epistemological debates--previously the exclusive preserve of philosophers--accessible to a wider audience, and demonstrates the practical and academic importance of these issues.

Everyday Feminist Research Praxis

Everyday Feminist Research Praxis

Doing Gender in the Netherlands

  • Author: Domitilla Olivieri,Koen Leurs
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443868329
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 340
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Everyday Feminist Research Praxis: Doing Gender in The Netherlands offers a selection of previously unpublished work presented during the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies (NOG) conferences. Reflecting the wide spectrum of interdisciplinary gender studies, this volume is organised into four sections along four conceptual knots. These thematic entry-points are space/time, affectivity, public/private, and technological mediation. The central emphasis of this volume is twofold: first, the everyday is approached as a concretely grounded site of micro-political power struggles. Second, the contributors make explicit connections between theory and their everyday feminist research practices. As a whole, the interventions – ranging from fashion modelling, child-birthing discourses and digital documentaries – show how feminist research praxis remains crucial in critically disentangling naturalized routines of daily life, which in turn enables the scrutiny of, for example, the arbitrariness of entrenched power relations and contradictory, personal and collective, everyday trajectories. Everyday Feminist Research Praxis, thus, energises possibilities for new forms of recognition, representation and redistribution of power.

Ethical Dilemmas in Feminist Research

Ethical Dilemmas in Feminist Research

The Politics of Location, Interpretation, and Publication

  • Author: Gesa Kirsch
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791442104
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 133
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Proposes feminist research principles to assist in making informed decisions to address ethical dilemmas that arise in research and teaching.

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.

Feminism Counts

Feminism Counts

Quantitative Methods and Researching Gender

  • Author: Christina Hughes,Rachel Lara Cohen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317986229
  • Category: History
  • Page: 96
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This is an important and timely text that provides a unique overview of contemporary quantitative approaches to gender research. The contributors are internationally recognised researchers from the UK, USA and Sweden who occupy a range of disciplinary locations, including historical demography, sociology and policy studies. Their research includes explorations of heterosexual and same sex violence, media responses to feminist research, data sources for the study of equalities, approaches for analysing global and local demographic change and intersectional concerns in respect of work and employment. Through detailed, sophisticated and thoughtful considerations of the place of quantification within gender studies, and the place of feminist approaches to quantification, each contributor overturns the stereotype that quantitative research is antithetical to feminism by demonstrating its importance for challenging continuing global inequalities associated with gendered outcomes. An introductory chapter illustrates the significance of geography and discipline in the take-up of methodological preferences. Feminism Counts: Quantitative Methods and Researching Gender makes an important contribution to the ways in which feminists respond to contemporary methodological and interdisciplinary challenges, and is essential reading for all research students in gender studies. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Social Research Methodology.

Theories and Methodologies in Postgraduate Feminist Research

Theories and Methodologies in Postgraduate Feminist Research

Researching Differently

  • Author: Rosemarie Buikema,Gabriele Griffin,Nina Lykke
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136728430
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 310
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This volume centers on theories and methodologies for postgraduate feminist researchers engaged in interdisciplinary research, in a context of increasing globalization, giving special attention to cutting-edge approaches at the borders between humanities and social sciences and specific discipline-transgressing fields such as feminist technoscience studies.