eBook Feminist Praxis (RLE Feminist Theory): Research, Theory and Epistemology in Feminist Sociology, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0203094026
  • ISBN-13: 9780203094020
  • DDC: 305.42072
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released February 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

Feminist social scientists often find that carrying feminism into practice in their research is neither easy nor straightforward. Designed precisely with feminist researchers in mind, Feminist Praxis gives detailed analytic accounts of particular examples of feminist research, showing how feminist epistemology can translate into concrete feminist research practices. The contributors, all experts in their field, give practical examples of feminist research practices, covering colonialism, child-minding, gay men, feminist social work, cancer, working with young girls using drama, Marilyn Monroe, statistics – even the writing and reading of research accounts. These detailed accounts are located in relation to the position of feminism and of women generally in the academic world, and looked at in the light of discussions, debates, and controversies about feminist methodology across several disciplines. Feminist Praxis is unique in combining theoretical discussion of feminist methodology with detailed accounts of practical research processes. This blend of the practical and the theoretical will make it an invaluable text for feminists carrying out research at all levels, and it will also appeal to those interested in the relationship between theory, method and feminist epistemology.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Feminist Praxis.
Contents.
Brief Biographies.
Acknowledgements.
1: Feminism and the Academic Mode.
2: Feminist Praxis and the Academic Mode of Production: An Editorial Introduction.
3: Method, Methodology and Epistemology in Feminist Research Processes.
4: Feminist Research Processes.
5: Introduction.
6: Beginning and Finishing Research.
7: The Feminist Research Process – Defining a Topic.
8: The History of a ‘Failed’ Research Topic: The Case of the Childminders.
9: Demolishing the ‘Quantitative v. Qualitative’ Divide.
10: ‘Seeking Susan’: Producing Statistical Information on Young People's Leisure.
11: My Statistics and Feminism – a True Story.
12: ‘A referral Was Made’: Behind the Scenes During the Creation of a Social Services Department ‘Elderly’ Statistic.
13: Recognising the Role of Auto/Biography.
14: On the Conflicts of Doing Feminist Research Into Masculinity.
15: From Butch God to Teddy Bear? Some Thoughts on My Relationship With Elvis Presley.
16: The Professional and the Personal: A Study of Women Quantity Surveyors.
17: Analytically Using Experience.
18: Breaking the Rules: Assessing the Assessment of a Girls' Project.
19: The Mastectomy Experience.
20: At the Palace: Researching Gender and Ethnicity in a Chinese Restaurant.
21: Counter-arguments: An Ethnographic Look at ‘Women and Class’.
22: Using Drama to Get at Gender.
23: Becoming a Feminist Social Worker.
24: Analysing Written and Visual Texts.
25: Reading Feminism in Fieldnotes.
26: Analysing a Photograph of Marilyn Monroe.
Name Index.
Subject Index.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Feminist Praxis.
Contents.
Brief Biographies.
Acknowledgements.
1: Feminism and the Academic Mode.
2: Feminist Praxis and the Academic Mode of Production: An Editorial Introduction.
3: Method, Methodology and Epistemology in Feminist Research Processes.
4: Feminist Research Processes.
5: Introduction.
6: Beginning and Finishing Research.
7: The Feminist Research Process – Defining a Topic.
8: The History of a ‘Failed’ Research Topic: The Case of the Childminders.
9: Demolishing the ‘Quantitative v. Qualitative’ Divide.
10: ‘Seeking Susan’: Producing Statistical Information on Young People's Leisure.
11: My Statistics and Feminism – a True Story.
12: ‘A referral Was Made’: Behind the Scenes During the Creation of a Social Services Department ‘Elderly’ Statistic.
13: Recognising the Role of Auto/Biography.
14: On the Conflicts of Doing Feminist Research Into Masculinity.
15: From Butch God to Teddy Bear? Some Thoughts on My Relationship With Elvis Presley.
16: The Professional and the Personal: A Study of Women Quantity Surveyors.
17: Analytically Using Experience.
18: Breaking the Rules: Assessing the Assessment of a Girls' Project.
19: The Mastectomy Experience.
20: At the Palace: Researching Gender and Ethnicity in a Chinese Restaurant.
21: Counter-arguments: An Ethnographic Look at ‘Women and Class’.
22: Using Drama to Get at Gender.
23: Becoming a Feminist Social Worker.
24: Analysing Written and Visual Texts.
25: Reading Feminism in Fieldnotes.
26: Analysing a Photograph of Marilyn Monroe.
Name Index.
Subject Index.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Feminist Praxis.
Contents.
Brief Biographies.
Acknowledgements.
1: Feminism and the Academic Mode.
2: Feminist Praxis and the Academic Mode of Production: An Editorial Introduction.
3: Method, Methodology and Epistemology in Feminist Research Processes.
4: Feminist Research Processes.
5: Introduction.
6: Beginning and Finishing Research.
7: The Feminist Research Process – Defining a Topic.
8: The History of a &#x