This Handbook presents both a theoretical and practical approach to conducting social science research on, for, and about women. It develops an understanding of feminist research by introducing a range of feminist epistemologies, methodologies, and emergent methods that have had a significant impact on feminist research practice and women's studies scholarship. Contributors to the Second Edition continue to highlight the close link between feminist research and social change and transformation.
The new edition expands the base of scholarship into new areas, with 12 entirely new chapters on topics such as the natural sciences, social work, the health sciences, and environmental studies. It extends discussion of the intersections of race, class, gender, and globalization, as well as transgender, transsexualism and the queering of gender identities. All 22 chapters retained from the first edition are updated with the most current scholarship, including a focus on the role that new technologies play in the feminist research process.
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The Feminism Question in Science: What Does It Mean to “Do Social Science as a Feminist”?
From the time feminists turned a critical eye on conventional practice in the social sciences, they have asked what it would mean to do better, more inclusive research. For many, initially the challenge was to counteract sexist, androcentric erasure and bias in mainstream social science. Practical guidelines ...