Researching Women's Lives from a Feminist Perspective

Researching Women's Lives from a Feminist Perspective

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Women's studies is a rapidly expanding field with a tremendous growth in the number of London courses available. As a result of this there has been increasing debate about the nature of feminist research. Can a specifically feminist methodology be identified? Which research methods are most appropriate in feminist work? What is the difference between a feminist approach and other forms of scholarship. "Researching Women's Lives" explores these issues by focusing on the dynamics of doing research, rather than engaging in a theoretical discussion about research techniques. Feminists are now involved in exploring a whole range of wider issues concerned with practical, political and ethical matters in undertaking research. In addition to issues such as violence, sexuality, political activity and popular culture, contributors also examine the impact of race, class, sexual orientation and age.show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 12.7mm | 430.91g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748401539
  • 9780748401536

Table of contents

Methods, Practice and Epistemology: The Debate about Feminism and Research, Mary Maynard; Researching Women's Lives or Studying Women's Oppression? Reflections on what Constitutes Feminist Research, Liz Kelly, Sheila Burton and Linda Regan; Practising Feminist Research: The Intersections of Gender and "Race" in the Research Process, Ann Phoenix; Situating the Production of Feminist Ethnography, Beverley Skeggs; Dancing with Denial: Researching Women and Questioning Men, Elizabeth Stanko; Sensuous Sapphires: A Study of the Social Construction of Black Female Sexuality, Annecka Marshall; Coming to Conclusions: Power and Interpretation in Researching Young Women's Sexuality, Janet Holland and Caroline Ramazanoglu; The Work of Knowledge and the Knowledge of Women's Work, Miriam Glucksmann; Doing Feminist Women's History: Researching the Lives of Women in the Suffragette Movement in Edwardian England, June Purvis.show more

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