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Researching Gender

Researching Gender

Four Volume Set
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1 592 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Researching Gender is an authoritative four-volume reference collection 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, summarize debates and introduce major themes and 'turns'.

Volume 1: Situated Knowers and Feminist Standpoint
Volume 2: Feminist Postmodernism and Intersectionality
Volume 3: Feminist Empiricism
Volume 4: Feminist Futures

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
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

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

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

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
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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Christina Hughes

I am a Professor of Women and Gender and, currently, Chair of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Warwick. Previously I have taught and undertaken research at the University of Warwick in the Centre for Education, Development, Appraisal and Research (CEDAR), the Department of Applied Social Studies and the Department of Continuing Education. I have also worked for the Open University.My research interests have always been strongly feminist. This has led to work on stepfamily life, lifelong learning and higher education and more recently with artisan entrepreneurs. I try to bring a strong conceptual frame to my work and I have a... More About Author