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 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.

Feminist Methodologies for Critical Researchers

Author: Joey Sprague
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442218738
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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.

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.

Feminist Methods in Social Research

Author: Shulamit Reinharz
Publisher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781428814103
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Feminism and Methodology

Author: Sandra G. Harding
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253204448
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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 Methodology

Author: Caroline Ramazanoglu
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761951229
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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.

Promiscuous Feminist Methodologies in Education

Author: Sara M Childers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317609956
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

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

Feminist Measures in Survey Research

Author: Catherine E. Harnois
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412988357
Format: PDF
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Feminist Measures in Survey Research book offers a new approach for doing quantitative feminist research, demonstrating how a feminist perspective can inform virtually every aspect of the research process, from survey design, to statistical modeling, to the theoretical frameworks used to interpret results. Catherine E. Harnois makes feminist theory, particularly multiracial feminist theory, accessible and relevant to survey researchers. She assists students and researchers in incorporating these theories into survey design and analysis and shows how they this can offer substantive insights into the social world that have been underutilized to date by survey researchers.