Synopses & Reviews
Listing systematic inequalities for the oppressed group and the corresponding privileges for the advantaged group does not tell us how people live out inequalities. This is where qualitative feminist analyst's work comes in. Feminist researchers, for example, can study hidden inequalities and how the powerful speak and act in ways that make those inequalities. This book aims to guide researchers not only on how to think in terms of the feminist perspective, but how to translate their research into feminist practice and analysis. Sherryl Kleinman offers ten angles for feminist analysis, or ten things to keep in mind when doing fieldwork and developing an analysis.Key Features: - Provides guiding feminist principles in the introduction of each chapter- Contains real world examples of feminist fieldwork analysis- Includes analytical questions at the end of each chapter that can be applied to work in the field or at the desk- Gives researchers the principles that matter for doing qualitative work and research
Based on the author's experience with what she calls analysis block, Feminist Fieldwork Analysis offers advice for researchers who want to translate a feminist sensibility into qualitative analysis. Each chapter provides a guiding feminist principle; studies that show the principle in action; and analytic questions that researchers can keep in mind in the field or at the desk. These widely applicable principles (which correspond with chapter titles) include: Talk is Action, Similarities Can be Deceiving, Sexism Can be Anywhere, The Personal is Political, and Everything is More than One Thing. The author has chosen engaging examples to illustrate the principles, and useful questions to bring to any feminist qualitative project. The final chapter calls on feminist researchers to apply the principles and findings of feminist research in their everyday lives, including the groups and organizations of which they are a part.