Feminism and Method: Ethnography, Discourse Analysis, and Activist Research / Edition 1

Feminism and Method: Ethnography, Discourse Analysis, and Activist Research / Edition 1

by Nancy A. Naples, A. Naples Nancy
     
 

Naples draws on different research topics, such as welfare, poverty, sexual identity, and sexual abuse, to illustrate some of the most salient dilemmas of feminist research: the debate over objectivity, the paradox of discourse, the dilemma of "standpoint," and the challenges of activist research. By linking important feminist theoretical debates with case

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Naples draws on different research topics, such as welfare, poverty, sexual identity, and sexual abuse, to illustrate some of the most salient dilemmas of feminist research: the debate over objectivity, the paradox of discourse, the dilemma of "standpoint," and the challenges of activist research. By linking important feminist theoretical debates with case studies, Naples illustrates the strategies she developed for resolving the challenges posed be postmodern, Third World, postcolonial, and queer studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415944489
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/30/2003
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Feminism and Method3
2Epistemology, Feminist Methodology, and the Politics of Method13
3Standpoint Analysis and Reflective Practice37
4The Insider/Outsider Debate: A Feminist Revisiting49
5Standpoint Epistemology: Explicating Multiple Dimensions67
6Community Control: Mapping the Changing Context89
7The Gendered Social Contract: Constructing the "New Consensus"109
8Bringing Everyday Life to Policy Analysis143
9Survivor Discourse: Narrative, Empowerment, and Resistance163
10Survivors Going Public: Reflections on the Limits of Participatory Research187
11Negotiating the Politics of Method197
Appendices203
Notes207
References227
Index253

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