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Gender and Qualitative Methods

Gender and Qualitative Methods

First Edition

October 2003 | 152 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Gender and Qualitative Methods outlines the practical and philosophical issues of gender in qualitative research. Taking a social constructionist approach to gender, the authors emphasize that the task of the researcher is to investigate how gender//s is//are defined, negotiated and performed by people themselves within specific situations and locations.

Each chapter begins with an introduction to a specific method and//or research subject and then goes on to discuss gender as an analytical category in relation to it. Areas covered include: field work; life story; membership categorisation analysis; and analysis of gender in sound and vision.

Written in a clear and accessible way, each chapter contains practical exercises that will teach the student methods to observe and analyze the effects of gender in various texts and contexts. The book is also packed with examples taken from women and men's studies as well as from feminist and other gender studies.

Performing and Negotiating Gender
Gender and Field Work
Gender and Life Stories
Helmi J[um]arviluoma and Irene Roivainen
Gender in Membership Categorization Analysis
Not Only Vision
Analyzing Sound and Music from the Perspective of Gender

Research Reporting and Gender

A very useful introduction to qualitative methods for all students trying to integrate concepts of gender studies in their qualitative research.

Dr Gabriele Habinger
Dept of Social & Cultural Anthropoloy, University of Vienna
March 9, 2020

The chapter relating to fieldwork will be extremely useful - required reading.

Dr Sophie Gilliat-Ray
Religious & Theological Studies, Cardiff University
December 21, 2009

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