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Beyond Methodology : Feminist Scholarship as Lived Research

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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 SociologyIn 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.show more

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  • Book | 320 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 22mm | 458.13g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 21tabs.
  • 0253206294
  • 9780253206299
  • 1,436,098

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The authors in Beyond Methodology examine the efforts to apply feminist principles to the research act. Their essays address both abstract philosophical questions about the way feminists come to know or apprehend women's social realities and the more practical way these assumptions are translated into feminist inquiry.show more

Table of contents

1. Back to the Future: A Look at the Second Wave of Feminist Epistemology and MethodologyMary Margaret Fonow and Judith A. Cook2. The Man of Professional WisdomKathryn Pyne Addelson3. Learning from the Outsider Within: The Sociological Significance of Black Feminist ThoughtPatricia Hill Collins4. Women's Research or Feminist Research? The Debate Surrounding Feminist Science and MethodologyMaria Mies5. Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences: Current Feminist Issues and Practical StrategiesToby Epstein Jayaratne and Abigail J. Stewart6. Race and Class Bias in Qualitative Research on WomenLynn Weber Cannon, Elizabeth Higginbotham, and Marianne L.A. Leung7. Researching the Women's Movement: We Make Our Own History, But Not Just As We PleaseVerta Taylor and Leila J. Rupp8. Objectivity and Truth: Problems in Doing Feminist ResearchJoan Acker, Kate Barry, and Johanna Esseveld9. Separate but Equivalent: Equal Pay for Work of Comparable WorthRonnie Steinberg and Lois Haignere10. The Different Worlds of Women and Men: Attitudes toward Pornography and Responses to Not a Love Story-A Film about PornographyPauline B. Bart, Linda N. Freeman, and Peter Kimball11. Household Resources and U.S. Womens Work: Factors Affecting Gainful Employment at the Turn of the CenturyChristine E. Bose12. Women in Agriculture: Counting the Labor Force in Developing CountriesRuth Dixon-Mueller13. Coauthorship, Gender, and Publication among SociologistsKathryn B. Ward and Linda Grant14. Feminist Research, Feminist Consciousness, the Experiences of SexismLiz Stanley and Sue Wise15. Sharing Feminist Research with Popular Audiences: The Book TourLaurel RichardsonContributorsIndexshow more

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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 Sociologyshow more

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