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Researching Gender

Four Volume Set
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October 2012 | 1 592 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Researching Gender is an authoritative four-volume reference of major works in the field of feminist methodologies. International and interdisciplinary in scope, the collection draws on perspectives across the social sciences and humanities. The full range of feminist political, ethical and epistemological approaches to methodology from the second wave through to contemporary concerns is included. An introductory essay to each volume provides a guide to the development of this field and its future directions. These will define key concepts, summarise debates and introduce major themes and 'turns'.

The focus of each volume is:

• Volume 1: Situated Knowers and Feminist Standpoint

• Volume 2: Feminist Postmodernism and Intersectionality

• Volume 3: Feminist Empiricism

• Volume 4: Feminist Futures

Researching Gender is a comprehensive collection of well-regarded, seminal articles in the field of feminist methodology that will be an essential resource for academics and advanced students in this field.

 
VOLUME ONE: SITUATED KNOWERS AND FEMINIST STANDPOINT
Maria Jaschok and Shui Jingjuin
Outsider within
Speaking to Excursions across Cultures

 
Marcel Stoetzler and Nira Yuval-Davis
Standpoint Theory, Situated Knowledge and the Situated Imagination
Nancy Harstock
The Feminist Standpoint
Developing the Ground for a Specifically Feminist Historical Materialism

 
Patricia Hill Collins
Learning from the Outsider within
The Sociological Significance of Black Feminist Thought

 
Donna Haraway
Situated Knowledges
The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective

 
Mary Hawkesworth
Knowers, Knowing, Known
Feminist Theory and Claims of Truth

 
Susan Hekman
Truth and Method
Feminist Standpoint Theory Revisited

 
Catherine Hundleby
Where Standpoint Stands Now
Susan Mann and Lori Kelley
Standing at the Crossroads of Modernist Thought
Collins, Smith and the New Feminist Epistemologies

 
Karen Henwood and Nick Pidgeon
Remaking the Link
Qualitative Research and Feminist Standpoint Theory

 
Dorothy Smith
From the Margins
Women's Standpoint as a Method of Inquiry in the Social Sciences

 
Joan Scott
Gender
A Useful Category of Historical Analysis

 
Mary Swigonski
Feminist Standpoint Theory and the Questions of Social Work Research
Alison Assiter
Feminist Epistemology and Value
Andrea Nightingale
A Feminist in the Forest
Situated Knowledges and Mixing Methods in Natural Resource Management

 
 
VOLUME TWO: REPRESENTATION, VOICE AND INTERSECTIONALITY
Maria Lugones and Elizabeth Spelman
Have We Got a Theory for You! Feminist Theory, Cultural Imperialism and the Demand for 'the Woman's Voice'?
Chandra Talpade Mohanty
Under Western Eyes
Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses

 
Sherry Gorelick
Contradictions of Feminist Methodology
Leslie McCall
The Complexity of Intersectionality
Kathy Davis
Intersectionality as Buzzword
A Sociology of Science Perspective on What Makes a Feminist Theory Successful

 
Jin Haritaworn
Shifting Positionalities
Empirical Reflections on a Queer/Trans of Colour Methodology

 
Martina Tißberger
Uncertainty and Method
Whiteness, Gender and Psychoanalysis in Germany

 
Linda Tuhiwai Smith
Responding to the Imperatives of an Indigenous Agenda
A Case Study of Mauri

 
Sylvia Walby
Beyond the Politics of Location
The Power of Argument in a Global Era

 
Maria Torre and Jennifer Ayala
Envisioning Participatory Action Research Entremundos
Lorraine Nencel
Feeling Gender Speak
Intersubjectivity and Fieldwork Practice with Women Who Prostitute in Lima, Peru

 
Veena Poonacha
Recovering Women's Histories
An Enquiry into Methodological Questions and Challenges

 
Corinne Kratz
Ideologies of Access and the Politics of Knowledge Production
Liz Stanley
The Mother of Invention
Necessity, Writing and Representation

 
Danielle Clarke
Finding the Subject Queering the Archive
Koushambhi Basu Khan et al
Taking up Post-Colonial Feminism in the Field
Working through a Method

 
Amanda Burgess-Proctor
Intersections of Race, Class, Gender and Crime
Future Directions for Feminist Criminology

 
Jennifer Nash
Re-Thinking Intersectionality
Carol Bacchi
Discourse, Discourse Everywhere
Subject 'Agency' in Feminist Discourse Methodology

 
Susanne Gannon
The (Im)Possibilities of Writing the Self-Writing
French Post-Structural Theory and Auto-Ethnography

 
Ardha Danieli and Carol Woodhams
Emancipatory Research Methodology and Disability
A Critique

 
Louise Ryan, Eleonore Kofman and Pauline Aaron
Insiders and Outsiders
Working with Peer Researchers in Researching Muslim Communities

 
Bridget Byrne
Reciting the Self
Narrative Representations of the Self in Qualitative Interviews

 
Louisa Allen
Queer(y)ing the Straight Researcher
The Relationship(?) between Researcher Identity and Anti-Normative Knowledge

 
 
VOLUME THREE: STRONG OBJECTIVITY AND FEMINIST EMPIRICISM
Sandra Harding
Rethinking Standpoint Epistemology
'What Is Strong Objectivity?'

 
Kum-Kum Bhavanani
Tracing the Contours
Feminist Research and Feminist Objectivity

 
Marilyn Power
Social Provisioning as a Starting Point for Feminist Economics
Helen Longino
Multiplying Subjects and the Diffusion of Power
Kimberle Crenshaw
Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics and Violence against Women of Color
T.E. Jayaratne
The Value of Quantitative Methodology for Feminist Research
Ann Oakley
Gender, Methodology and People's Ways of Knowing
Some Problems with Feminism and the Paradigm Debate in Social Science

 
Mary Caprioli
Feminist Industrial Relations Theory and Quantitative Methodology
A Critical Analysis

 
Mary Margaret Fonow and Judith Cook
Feminist Methodology
New Applications in the Academy and Public Policy

 
Rachel Cohen, Christina Hughes and Richard Lampard
The Methodological Impact of Feminism
A Troubling Issue for Sociology?

 
Vivian Lagesen
The Importance of Boundary Objects in Transcultural Interviewing
Celia Kitzinger
Doing Feminist Conversation Analysis
Gayle Letherby and Dawn Zdrodowski
'Dear Researcher'
The Use of Correspondence as a Method within Feminist Qualitative Research

 
Ineke Klinge and Mineke Bosch
Transforming Research Methodologies in EU Life Sciences and Biomedicine
Gender-Sensitive Ways of Doing Research

 
Patsy Perry
Feminist Empiricism as a Method of Inquiry in Nursing
Anne Byrne
Developing a Sociological Model for Researching Women's Self and Social Identities
Ineke van Halsema
Feminist Methodology and Gender Planning Tools
Divergences and Meeting Points

 
Kath Browne
Snowball Sampling
Using Social Networks to Research Non-Heterosexual Women

 
Rachel Thomson and Janet Holland
Hindsight, Foresight and Insight
The Challenges of Longitudinal Qualitative Research

 
Mei-Po Kwan
Feminist Visualization
Re-Envisioning GIS as a Method in Feminist Geographic Research

 
 
VOLUME FOUR: RESEARCHING BODIES, EMOTIONS AND NEW MATERIALISMS
Hilary Rose
Hand, Brain and Heart
A Feminist Epistemology for the Natural Sciences

 
Sara Ahmed
Open Forum Imaginary Prohibitions
Some Preliminary Remarks on the Founding Gestures of the 'New Materialism'

 
Rosemary Hennessy
Open Secrets
The Affective Cultures of Organizing on Mexico's Northern Border

 
Katerina Zabrodska et al
Bullying as Intra-Active Process in Neo-Liberal Universities
Maria Tamboukou
Re-Imagining the Narratable Subject
Jennifer Mason and Katherine Davies
Coming to Our Senses? A Critical Approach to Sensory Methodology
Turid Markussen
Moving Worlds
 
The Performativity of Affective Engagement
Matthew Wilson
Cyborg Geographies
Towards Hybrid Epistemologies

 
Karen Barad
Diffractions
Differences, Contingencies and Entanglements That Matter

 
Cecilia Asberg and Jennifer Lum
Picturizing the Scattered Ontologies Of Alzheimer's Disease
Towards a Materialist Feminist Approach to Visual Technoscience Studies

 
Radah Hegde
Fragments and Interruptions
Sensory Regimes of Violence and the Limits of Feminist Ethnography

 
Youna Kim
The Body, TV Talk and Emotion
Methodological Reflections

 
Kristin Blakely
Reflections on the Role of Emotion in Feminist Research
Carolyn Steedman
Intimacy in Research
Accounting for It

 
Julia O'Connell Davidson
If No Means No, Does Yes Mean Yes? Consenting to Research Intimacies
Alison Jaggar
Love and Knowledge
Emotion in Feminist Epistemology

 
Imogen Tyler, Rebecca Coleman and Debra Ferreday
Commentary and Criticism
Stacey Alaimo
New Materialisms, Old Humanisms or, Following the Submersible
Carla Rice
Imagining the Other? Ethical Challenges of Researching and Writing Women's Embodied Lives
Monica Rudberg
The Researching Body
The Epistemophilic Project

 
Maureen McNeil
Post-Millennial Feminist Theory
Encounters with Humanism, Materialism, Critique, Nature, Biology and Darwin

 

In “Researching Gender”, Christina Hughes brings together 79 learned papers on feminist thought about such diverse matters as the experiences of women of colour, sex workers, Internet game players and Social Science researchers, quoting such diverse authorities as Freud, Derrida, Butler and Karl Marx in addition to dozens of contemporary feminist researchers. This daunting tome of 4 volumes, 79 chapters and over 1500 pages discusses feminist positions on various aspects of gender in a deliriously eclectic manner, ranging through several decades and across many cultures and geographical locations as well as hyperspace and quantum theory. Hughes has deliberately avoided ordering the articles by date or topic in order to encourage readers to dip into the four volumes at random and make their own connections.

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