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Feminist Methodology [electronic resource]: Challenges and Choices

Caroline Ramazanoğlu with Janet Holland
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 2002.
Language
English
ISBN
0761951229, 0761951237 (pbk)
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: I Introduction
  • Introduction
  • Three challenges to feminist methodology
  • What is gender?
  • What is feminism in the twenty-first century?
  • Are feminists women?
  • What is methodology in social research?
  • Is feminist methodology distinctively feminist?
  • The structure of the book
  • PART I FEMINISM'S ENLIGHTENMENT LEGACY AND ITS CONTRADICTIONS
  • 2 Reason, science and progress: feminism's Enlightenment
  • inheritance
  • Enlightenment thought
  • Reason, science and progress: how Enlightenment thought has
  • shaped feminist approaches to methodology
  • Modem humanism
  • The long shadow of the Enlightenment: challenges and
  • contradictions at the roots of modem feminist methodology
  • Conclusion
  • 3 Can feminists tell the truth? Challenges of
  • scientific method
  • Feminist research as a quest for valid knowledge of social
  • realities by a knowing subject
  • Feminist objections to scientific method in social research
  • Objectivity, subjectivity, relativism: competing paths to truth
  • 4 From truth/reality to knowledge/power: taking a feminist
  • standpoint
  • The knowing feminist at the limits of modern methodology
  • A methodological continuum: slipping and sliding on
  • Haraway's greasy pole
  • What is a feminist standpoint?
  • Nancy Hartsock: achieving a feminist standpoint as a vantage
  • point on male supremacy
  • Dorothy Smith: taking women's standpoint; beginning in
  • experience
  • What problems remain?
  • PART II FREEDOM, FRAGMENTATION AND RESISTANCE
  • 5 Escape from epistemology? The impact of postmodern
  • thought on feminist methodology
  • Postmodern thought
  • Postmodern freedoms: sweeping away the foundations of
  • feminist methodology
  • Thus far but no further? Feminist resistance to postmodern
  • thought
  • 6 Researching 'others': feminist methodology and the
  • politics of difference
  • Confronting difference in feminist social research
  • Being different: the constitution of 'otherness'
  • Being different: experiencing and resisting 'otherness'
  • Complications of difference
  • The politics of representing 'others': the privileged researcher
  • The power of interpretation: data analysis
  • Reflexivity in the research process
  • 7 Knowledge, experience and reality: justifying feminist
  • connections
  • The case against taking experience as a source of knowledge
  • A case for taking experience as a source of knowledge
  • The difficulties of connecting experience and material realities
  • Should feminists specify criteria of validity?
  • The idea of a feminist epistemic community
  • PART III MEETING CHALLENGES, MAKING CHOICES
  • 8 Choices and decisions: doing a feminist research project
  • What makes social research feminist?
  • The research process
  • Situating your research question
  • Face to face with the research: data production
  • Face to face with the researched: putting reflexivity into practice
  • Face to face with the data: analysis and conclusions
  • Face to face with a blank sheet: writing up
  • 9 Conclusion
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Index.
Description
Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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