ISBN 9780070706958,Feminist Research In Theory And Practice

Feminist Research In Theory And Practice



Tata Mcgraw Hill Education Private Limited

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9780070706958

ISBN-10 0070706956


Number of Pages 252 Pages
Language (English)

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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. It examines how the process of research affects the results of that research and explores the relation between politics and practice in terms of research and knowledge production. Throughout the book there is a practical emphasis on specific examples of feminist research in action and, as well as summarizing current theoretical debates, Gayle Letherby adds to them. Feminist Research in Theory and Practice is designed and written as a textbook for students (at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate level) but will be a valuable resource for any researcher or individual interested in women's studies, feminism and in researching in the social sciences. TABLE OF CONTENTS Acknowledgements Introduction Educating Rita revisited: knowledge and language in the 'male' academy United we stand? The feminist reconstruction of knowledge Doing it for ourselves: feminist research as feminist theory in action Quoting and counting: the qualitative/quantitative divide Whose life is it anyway? Issues of power, empowerment, ethics and responsibility Texts of many lives: the implications for feminist research Close encounters: presentations and audiences Reflections References Index