Getting Lost: Feminist Efforts toward a Double(d) Science

Getting Lost: Feminist Efforts toward a Double(d) Science

by Patti Lather

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Getting Lost: Feminist Efforts toward a Double(d) Science by Patti Lather

In this follow-up to her classic text Troubling the Angels, an experimental ethnography of women with AIDS, Patti Lather deconstructs her earlier work to articulate methodology out of practice and to answer the question: What would practices of research look like that were a response to the call of the wholly other? She addresses some of the key issues challenging social scientists today, such as power relations with subjects in the field, the crisis in representation, difference, deconstruction, praxis, ethics, responsibility, objectivity, narrative strategy, and situatedness. Including a series of essays, reflections, and interviews marking the trajectory of the author's work as a feminist methodologist, Getting Lost will be an important text for courses in sociology of science, philosophy of science, ethnography, feminist methodology, women and gender studies, and qualitative research in education and related social science fields.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791480267
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 09/18/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 665 KB

About the Author

Patti Lather is Professor of Cultural Foundations of Education at the Ohio State University. She is the coauthor (with Chris Smithies) of Troubling the Angels: Women Living with HIV/AIDS and Getting Smart: Feminist Research and Pedagogy With/in the Postmodern.

Table of Contents


1. Shifting Imaginaries in the Human Sciences: A Feminist Reading
Interlude: (Excerpted) Interview with Patti Lather

2. Methodology as Subversive Repetition: Practices toward a Feminist Double(d) Science
Interlude: Naked Methodology

3. Double(d) Science, Mourning, and Hauntology: Scientism, Scientificity, and Feminist Methodology
Interlude: If We Held a Reunion, Would Anyone Come?

4. Textuality as Praxis: With Ears to Hear the Monstrous Text
Interlude: E-mail Updates (Excerpted)

5. Applied Derrida: (Mis)Reading the work of Mourning in Social Research
Interlude: Déjà Vu All Over Again: Feminism, Postmodernism, and the Educational Left

6. Fertile Obsession: Validity after Poststructuralism
Interlude: Dear Elliot, August 1996-November 1997

7. Postbook: Working the Ruins of Feminist Ethnography
Interlude: The Angel to Philosophy of Science

Afterwords: Still Lost: The Summons of the Archive as Process
Chart 1: Postpositivist New Paradigm Inquiry, 2005, Patti Lather and Elizabeth St. Pierre
Chart 2: Major Interpretive Paradigms Chart, 2006, Wanda Pillow and Annel Medina, eds.


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