Feminist Research in Theory and Practice by Gayle Letherby

By Gayle Letherby

"...an super welcome boost to the sector of feminist research." British magazine of academic stories it is a transparent and available exploration of feminist approach, technique and epistemology. After situating herself and her paintings, Gayle Letherby charts the debates eager about the epistemological, political and functional matters excited about doing feminist learn, and areas the debates inside a much broader attention of the prestige of information. the focus of the booklet is then the actual and sensible concerns for feminist researchers. It examines how the method of analysis impacts the result of that learn and explores the relation among politics and perform when it comes to examine and information construction. through the booklet there's a functional emphasis on particular examples of feminist examine in motion and, in addition to summarizing present theoretical debates, Gayle Letherby provides to them. Feminist examine in idea and perform is designed and written as a textbook for college students (at complex undergraduate and postgraduate point) yet can be a priceless source for any researcher or person drawn to women's experiences, feminism and in discovering within the social sciences.

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Bagilhole 1994; AUT 1999, 2000). Women predominate in the humanities and social sciences and the scientific population is, even 36 Feminist research in theory and practice now, one that is overwhelmingly male, which in itself is a consequence of the attribution of masculinity to scientific thought (Fox Keller 1990; Millen 1997). The following quote not only highlights this point but is relevant to many of the issues considered in this chapter: It used to be commonplace to hear scientists, teachers, and parents assert quite baldly that women cannot, should not be scientists, that they lack the strength, and clarity of mind for an occupation that properly belongs to men.

1988) Gender Issues in Field Research. Newbury Park, CA: Sage. 18 Feminist research in theory and practice Wilkinson, S. and Kitzinger, C. (eds) (1996) Representing the Other: A Feminism and Psychology Reader. London: Sage. The following journals also have lots of relevant articles in them: Feminism and Psychology Gender and Society Journal of Gender Studies Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society Women’s Studies International Forum Educating Rita revisited 19 Chapter one Educating Rita revisited: knowledge and language in the ‘male’ academy Contents Introduction The things men know?

So critiques of the male production of knowledge, of ‘masculinized knowledge’, are not new. But what do we mean by ‘masculinized knowledge’? Perhaps it is useful to start by thinking about what we mean by ‘knowledge’. Gunew (1990: 14) begins with the process of knowing and argues that knowing can be defined as ‘a kind of meaning production, as the way in which we make sense of the world by learning various sets of conventions’. These sets of conventions are systems which help us to share our awareness of the natural and social world.

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