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Feminist Praxis: Research, Theory and Epistemology in Feminist Sociology

Stanley, Liz (Ed.).

Feminist social scientists often find that carrying feminism into practice in their research is neither easy nor straightforward. Designed precisely with feminist researchers in mind, Feminist Praxis gives detailed analytic accounts of particular examples of feminist research, showing how feminist epistemology can translate into concrete feminist research practices. The contributors, all experts in their field, give practical examples of feminist research processes, covering colonialism, child-minding, gay men, feminist social work, cancer, working with young girls using drama, Marilyn Monroe, statistics—even the writing and reading of research accounts. These detailed accounts are located in relation to the position of feminism and of women generally in the academic world, and looked at in the light of discussions, debates, and controversies about feminist methodology across several disciplines.

Feminist Praxis combines theoretical discussion of feminist methodology with detailed accounts of practical research processes. This blend makes it a valuable text for feminists carrying out research at all levels, and it should also appeal to those interested in the relationship between theory, method, and feminist epistemology.

Publisher Information:London: Routledge, 1990. 282p. Chap. bibl; 1 illus; Name Index: 274-279; Subject Index: 280-282; 1 table
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