Feminist Methods in Social Research

Author: Shulamit Reinharz
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195073867
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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 this diversity 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.Chapters Cover: Feminist Ethnography; Feminist Survey Research and Other Statistical Research; Feminist Experimental Research; Feminist Cross-Cultural Research; Feminist Oral History; Feminist Content Analysis; Feminist Case Studies; Feminist Action Research and Feminist Multiple Methods Research

Feminist Methodologies for Critical Researchers

Author: Joey Sprague
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759109032
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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.

Feminist research methods

Author: Joyce McCarl Nielsen
Publisher: Westview Pr
ISBN:
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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 Perspectives on Social Research

Author: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195158113
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As feminist scholarship has developed, it has become increasingly evident that the practice of feminist research is interdisciplinary. Yet there are very few books that address the methodological and theoretical issues raised in doing feminist research from an interdisciplinary standpoint. Feminist Perspectives on Social Research addresses this need by focusing on the theory and research methods that feminist scholars use to study women and gender from the humanities and social and behavioural science perspectives.Contents:Part 1: Methods, Methodology, Epistemology Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber, Patricia Leavy, and Michelle L. Yaiser: Feminist Approaches to Research as a Process: Reconceptualizing Epistemology, Methodology and Method Dorothy Smith: Women's Perspectives as Radical Critique of Sociology Sandra Harding: Rethinking Standpoint Epistemology: What Is Strong Objectivity? Kum-Kum Bhavnani: Tracing the Contours: Feminist Research and Feminist Objectivity Joey Sprague and Diane Kobrynowicz: A Feminist Epistemology Part 2: Strategies on Issues of Race, Class, Gender, and SexualitySharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber and Michelle L. Yaiser: Difference Matters: Studying Across Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality Lynn Weber: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality Diane Reay: Rethinking Social Class: Qualitative Perspectives on Class and Gender Shirley Hill and Joey Sprague: Parenting in Black and White Families: The Interaction of Gender with Race and Class Sandra Harding: Can Men Be Subjects of Feminist Thought? Kathleen Weston: Fieldwork in Lesbian and Gay Communities Part 3: Applications and MethodsSharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber, Denise Leckenby, and Michelle L. Yaiser: How Feminists Practice Social Research Marjorie DeVault: Talking and Listening from Women's Standpoint: Feminist Strategies for Interviewing and Analysis Kristin Anderson and Debra Umberson: Gendering Violence: Masculinity and Power in Men's Accounts of Domestic Violence Sue Wilkinson: Focus Groups: A Feminist Method Jocelyn Hollander: Vulnerability and Dangerousness: The Construction of Gender through Conversation about Violence Janet Saltzman Chafetz: Some Thoughts by an 'Unrepentant Positivist' Who Considers Herself a Feminist Nonetheless Maxine Thompson and Verna Keith: The Blacker the Berry: Gender, Skin Tone, Self-Esteem, and Self-Efficacy Laura Madson: Inferences Regarding the Personality Traits and Sexual Orientaton of Physically Androgynous People Nancy Naples: The Outsider Phenomenon Mimi Schippers: The Social Organization of Sexuality and Gender in Alternative Hard Rock: An Analysis of Intersectionality Susan Geiger: What's So Feminist About Women's Oral History? Antoinette Errante: But Sometimes You're Not Part of the Story: Oral Histories and Ways of Remembering and TellingIndex

Handbook of Feminist Research

Author: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412980593
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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 methodology

Author: Caroline Ramazanoǧlu
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN:
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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.

Promiscuous Feminist Methodologies in Education

Author: Sara M Childers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317609956
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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.

Feminism and Methodology

Author: Sandra G. Harding
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253204448
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"In this collection, Sandra Harding offers a broad spectrum of feminist research... an incisive introduction... With this collection, Harding offers an outline of possibilities to students and practicing social scientists whose questions lie outside the dominant traditions of inquiry... " —Harvard Educational Review "The quality of the essays, plus that of the introduction and collection, commend this book to both the reader who would explore these issues and she/he who would know more." —Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease In this collection, Sandra Harding interrogates some of the classic essays from the last fifteen years of feminist social science literature in order to explore the basic and troubling questions about science and social experience, gender, and politics which they raise. A valuable introduction to crucial methodological and epistemological issues.

Doing Feminist Research in Political and Social Science

Author: Brooke Ackerly
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137054425
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This extremely innovative interdisciplinary text guides the reader through the research process from research design through to analysis and presentation while at the same time introducing the range of debates, challenges and tools that feminists use in their research around the world.

Liberating Method

Author: Marjorie L. DeVault
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781566396981
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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.