Doing Feminist Research in Political and Social Science

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Author: Brooke Ackerly,Jacqui True

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137054425

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This extremely innovative interdisciplinary text guides the reader through the research process from research design through to analysis and presentation while at the same time introducing the range of debates, challenges and tools that feminists use in their research around the world.

Internationale Organisationen

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Author: Volker Rittberger,Bernhard Zangl,Andreas Kruck

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 353119514X

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

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Internationale Organisationen mit globaler oder regionaler Reichweite (z.B. UN, IWF, Weltbank, WTO, EU) spielen eine zunehmend wichtige Rolle bei der Schaffung und Implementierung von internationalen Normen und Regeln, mithin bei Global Governance. Die Sicherheit, das ökonomische Wohlergehen, der Schutz der Menschenrechte und die ökologischen Lebensbedingungen von Menschen weltweit werden von der Fähigkeit bzw. Unfähigkeit internationaler Organisationen, Kooperation und Regieren jenseits des Nationalstaates möglich zu machen und zu stabilisieren, beeinflusst. Das Lehrbuch will die Leserin bzw. den Leser daher theoretisch informiert und empirisch fundiert mit den Entstehungsbedingungen, der Entwicklung, Funktionsweise und den Tätigkeiten internationaler Organisationen vertraut machen. Es führt in die wichtigsten Theorien über internationale Organisationen ein und bietet einen historischen Überblick über internationale Organisationen in verschiedenen Politikfeldern. Das Lehrbuch analysiert ferner die Akteure, Strukturen und Prozesse, die die Entscheidungsfindung in internationalen Organisationen prägen. Schließlich werden die Tätigkeiten eines breiten Spektrums internationaler Organisationen und deren Beitrag zur kooperativen Bearbeitung grenzüberschreitender Probleme in den Sachbereichen „Sicherheit“, „Wirtschaft“, „Umwelt“ und „Menschenrechte“ untersucht.

Feminist Research in Theory and Practice

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Author: Gayle Letherby

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335226167

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

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This is a clear and accessible exploration of feminist method, methodology and epistemology. After situating herself and her work, Gayle Letherby charts the debates concerned with the epistemological, political and practical issues involved in doing feminist research, and places the debates within a wider consideration of the status of knowledge. The main focus of the book is then the particular and practical issues for feminist researchers.

Critical Theory in International Relations and Security Studies

Interviews and Reflections

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Author: Shannon Brincat,Laura Lima,Joao Nunes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136505717

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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This book provides an assessment of the legacy, challenges and future directions of Critical Theory in the fields of International Relations and Security Studies. This book provides ‘first-hand’ interviews with some of the pioneers of Critical Theory in the fields of International Relations Theory and Security Studies. The interviews are combined innovatively with reflective essays to create an engaging and accessible discussion of the legacy and challenges of critical thinking. A unique forum that combines first-person discussion and secondary commentary on a variety of theoretical positions, the book explores in detail the interaction between different theories and approaches, including postcolonialism, feminism, and poststructuralism. Scholars from a variety of theoretical backgrounds reflect on the strengths and problems of critical theory, recasting the theoretical discussion about critical theory in the study of world politics and examining the future of the discipline. Both an introduction and an advanced engagement with theoretical developments over the past three decades, Critical Theory in International Relations and Security Studies will be of interest to students and scholars of International Politics, Security Studies and Philosophy.

Feminism and International Relations

Conversations about the Past, Present and Future

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Author: J. Ann Tickner,Laura Sjoberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136724788

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Feminist International Relations scholarship in the United States recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Over those years, feminist researchers have made substantial progress concerning the question of how gender matters in global politics, global economics, and global culture. The progress has been noted both in the academic field of international relations and, increasingly, in the policy world. Celebrating these achievements, this book constructs conversations about the history, present state of, and future of feminist International Relations as a field across subfields of IR, continents, and generations of scholars. Providing an overview and assessment of what it means to "gender" IR in the 21st century, the volume has a unique format: it features a series of intellectual conversations, presenting cutting-edge research in the field, with provocative comments from senior scholars. It examines issues including global governance, the United Nations, war, peace, security, science, beauty, and human rights and addresses key questions including: What does viewing the diverse problems of global politics through gendered lenses look like in the 21st Century? How do feminisms accommodate differences in culture, race, and religion? How do feminist theoretical and policy analyses fit together? These conversations about feminist IR are accessible to non-specialist audiences and will be of interest to students and scholars of Gender Studies, Feminist Politics and International Relations.

Interpretation and Method

Empirical Research Methods and the Interpretive Turn

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Author: Dvora Yanow,Peregrine Schwartz-Shea

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317467361

Category: Political Science

Page: 552

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Exceptionally clear and well-written chapters provide engaging discussions of the methods of accessing, generating, and analyzing social science data, using methods ranging from reflexive historical analysis to critical ethnography. Reflecting on their own research experiences, the contributors offer an inside, applied perspective on how research topics, evidence, and methods intertwine to produce knowledge in the social sciences.

Social Movements and Sexual Citizenship in Southern Europe

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Author: A. Santos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137296402

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

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This book explores the relationship between social movements, sexual citizenship and change in Southern Europe. Providing a comparative analysis about LGBT issues in Italy, Spain and Portugal, it discusses how activism can generate legal, political and cultural impact in post-dictatorial, Catholic and EU-focused countries.

Doing Feminist Research

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Author: H. Roberts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136102361

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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First Published in 1981. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Gender Pedagogy

Teaching, Learning and Tracing Gender in Higher Education

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Author: E. Henderson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113742849X

Category: Education

Page: 137

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When addressed in its full reactive potential, gender has a tendency to unfix the reassuring certainties of education and academia. Gender pedagogy unfolds as an account of teaching gender learning that is rooted in Derrida's concept of the 'trace', reflecting the unfixing properties of gender and even shaking up academic knowledge production.

Feminist Inquiry

From Political Conviction to Methodological Innovation

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Author: M. E. Hawkesworth

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813537053

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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Over the past three decades, feminist scholars have rocked the foundation of academia by challenging long-established beliefs, contesting dominant research paradigms, and identifying new strategies of analysis. How are we to understand these feminist interventions? Do they capture a truth about race and gender that mainstream scholarship has missed? Do they provide important insights into the politics of knowledge? How do feminist uses of traditional research methods differ from their deployment by nonfeminist scholars? What is distinctive and innovative about feminist research? Feminist Inquiry provides scholars and students with a comprehensive guide to methodological issues within feminist scholarship. Mary Hawkesworth presents lucid introductions to key philosophical debates about the nature of knowledge, an original account of feminist scholarship's contributions to these debates, and a sophisticated assessment of the analytical tools that feminist scholars have created to improve understandings of the world. Drawing upon contentious debates concerning the incidence of rape, public support for reproductive rights, affirmative action, and welfare reform, Hawkesworth demonstrates how seemingly abstract questions about the nature of knowledge have palpable effects on the lives of contemporary women and men. Feminist Inquiry makes epistemological debates--previously the exclusive preserve of philosophers--accessible to a wider audience, and demonstrates the practical and academic importance of these issues.

Feminist Dilemmas in Qualitative Research

Public Knowledge and Private Lives

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Author: Rosalind Edwards,Jane Ribbens

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761956646

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

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How can researchers produce work with relevance to theoretical and formal traditions and requirements of public academic knowledge while still remaining faithful to the experiences and accounts of research participants based in private settings? Feminist Dilemmas in Qualitative Research explores this key dilemma and examines the interplay between theory, epistemology and the detailed practice of research. It does this across the whole research process: access, data collection and analysis and writing up research. It goes on to consider ways of achieving high standards of reflexivity and openness in the strategic choices made during research, examining these issues for specific projects in an open and accessible style.

Feminist Politics

Identity, Difference, and Agency

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Author: Deborah Orr

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742547780

Category: Philosophy

Page: 274

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This anthology of articles provides contemporary international feminist perspectives on issues of identity, agency, and difference as they pertain to both feminist politics in particular, and contemporary western politics more generally.

Health and Social Research in Multiethnic Societies

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Author: James Y. Nazroo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134162022

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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This volume presents a ready source of information on the methodological issues facing research on ethnicity, which is highly relevant to a wide variety of health, economic and social issues in modern societies. Straightforward in its approach and accessible to those who are not specialists in studies of ethnicity, Health and Social Research in Multiethnic Societies provides essential and clear guidance on appropriate methods. Topics covered include: approaches to conceptualizing ethnicity and understanding the context of ethnicity in modern societies ethical issues and the political context within which ethnicity research is conducted engagement with researched communities, and with users more broadly cultural competence in research practical issues faced by both qualitative and quantitative research use of secondary and administrative data sources for research. Using a combination of critical analysis and case studies to illustrate the benefits and pitfalls of particular approaches, this volume provides access to core issues relevant to research with ethnic minority groups. It is a vital resource for those carrying out, and using, what is a considerable body of research, including students, academics, researchers, and research commissioners.

Feminist Research Methodology

Making Meanings of Meaning-Making

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Author: Maithree Wickramasinghe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135259577

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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This book focuses on feminist research methodology, exploring and analysing its constituting methods, theory, ontology, epistemology, ethics and politics, and research issues relating to women, gender and feminism in Sri Lanka. The book examines ways of meaning-making for the political, ideological and ethical purposes of promoting individual and social change, and constructs an example of feminist research praxis. Using this South Asian country as a case study, the author looks at the means by which researchers in this field inhabit, engage with and represent the multiple realities of women and society in Sri Lanka. In analysing what constitutes feminist research methodology in a transitional country, the book links local research practices with Western feminist approaches, taking into account the commonalities, distinctions and specificities of working in a South Asian context. Engaging with and re-conceptualising three traditionally different types of research - women’s studies, gender studies and feminist studies - from a methodological perspective, Feminist Research Methodology provides a framework for researching feminist issues. Applicable at both a local and global level, this original methodological framework will be of value to researchers working in any context.

Science and Social Inequality

Feminist and Postcolonial Issues

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Author: Sandra Harding

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252073045

Category: Science

Page: 205

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Rethinking the ways modern science encodes destructive political philosophies

Feminist Science Education

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Author: Angela Calabrese Barton

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807762936

Category: Education

Page: 156

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This volume presents a case for liberatory science education from a feminist perspective. Based on a two-year teacher-research study, Feminist Science Education questions and challenges how power and knowledge relationships position teachers, students, and science with and against one another in the classroom. Using stories about life in and out of the classroom, this book describes the impact that exploring this situated nature of science and teaching has for transforming science education.

Representing Youth

Methodological Issues in Critical Youth Studies

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Author: Amy L. Best

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814709176

Category: Social Science

Page: 342

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From youth culture to adolescent sexuality to the consumer purchasing power of children en masse, studies are flourishing. Yet doing research on this unquestionably more vulnerable—whether five or fifteen—population also poses a unique set of challenges and dilemmas for researchers. How should a six-year-old be approached for an interview? What questions and topics are appropriate for twelve year olds? Do parents need to give their approval for all studies? In Representing Youth, Amy L. Best has assembled an important group of essays from some of today’s top scholars on the subject of youth that address these concerns head on, providing scholars with thoughtful and often practical answers to their many methodological concerns. These original essays range from how to conduct research on youth in ways that can be empowering for them, to issues of writing and representation, to respecting boundaries and to dealing with issues of risk and responsibility to those interviewed. For anyone doing research or working with children and young adults, Representing Youth offers an indispensable guide to many of the unique dilemmas that research with kids entails. Contributors include: Amy L. Best, Sari Knopp Biklen, Elizabeth Chin, Susan Driver, Marc Flacks, Kathryn Gold Hadley, Madeline Leonard, C.J. Pascoe, Rebecca Raby, Alyssa Richman, Jessica Taft, Michael Ungar, Yvonne Vissing, and Stephani Etheridge Woodson.

Doing Feminism

Teaching and Research in the Academy

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Author: Mary Anderson

Publisher: Michigan State University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 269

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This collection of papers from the conference on Revisioning Knowledge and the Curriculum exemplifies the variety of women's studies as a transformative movement. Topics covered include feminist reframings of knowledge and the process of teaching and institutional change.

Feminism and Science

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Author: Nancy Tuana

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253113382

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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"... thoughtful critiques of the myriad issues between women and science." -- Belles Lettres "Outstanding collection of essays that raise the fundamental questions of gender in what we have been taught are objective sciences." -- WATERwheel "... all of the articles are well written, informative, and convincing. Admirable editorial work makes this anthology unusually helpful for scholars and students... Highly recommended... " -- Choice Questioning the objectivity of scientific inquiry, this volume addresses the scope of gender bias in science. The contributors examine the ways in which science is affected by and reinforces sexist biases. The essays reveal science to be a cultural institution, structured by the political, social, and economic values of the culture within which it is practiced.

Theories and Methodologies in Postgraduate Feminist Research

Researching Differently

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Author: Rosemarie Buikema,Gabriele Griffin,Nina Lykke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136728430

Category: Reference

Page: 310

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This volume centers on theories and methodologies for postgraduate feminist researchers engaged in interdisciplinary research, in a context of increasing globalization, giving special attention to cutting-edge approaches at the borders between humanities and social sciences and specific discipline-transgressing fields such as feminist technoscience studies.