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Handbook of Feminist Research: Theory and Praxis Hardcover – 13 Dec 2011


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'The Handbook of Feminist Research: Theory and Praxis is a well-developed contribution to the body of feminist literature. It effectively highlights the connection between feminist research and social change by drawing upon the range of existent feminist epistemologies, methods, and practices, all of which adopt different means of conceptualising, researching, and ultimately representing the lived experiences of women, varied across the lines of race, class and/or other demographics. The text, while accessible for both research and teaching purposes, perhaps most importantly draws our attention to the need to be critically aware in the process of conducting feminist research. One must address the challenges, research developments, and, crucially, the diversity amongst women, that may be incurred in attempting to research, understand, and accurately represent the lived experiences of all women'

(Emma Smith 2013-07-04)

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Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber (PhD, University of Michigan) is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Women’s Studies & Gender Studies Program at Boston College in Massachusetts. She has published widely on the impact of sociocultural factors on women’s body image, including her book Am I Thin Enough Yet? The Cult of Thinness and the Commercialization of Identity, which was selected as one of Choice Magazine’s best academic books for 1996. She has also written widely on methodological and methods issues, including the role of technology and emergent methods in social research. Dr. Hesse-Biber is co-editor of Emergent Methods in Social Research and the Handbook of Emergent Methods, as well as co-author of The Practice of Qualitative Research. She is also editor of the Handbook of Feminist Research: Theory and Praxis, which was selected as one of the Critics’ Choice Award winners by the American Education Studies Association and was also chosen as one of Choice Magazine’s Outstanding Academic titles for 2007. Dr. Hesse-Biber is co-developer of the software program HyperRESEARCH, a computer-assisted program for analyzing qualitative data, and the new transcription tool HyperTRANSCRIBE. For more information, see www.researchware.com.


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5.0 out of 5 stars College-level libraries strong in women's studies or social science can't afford to be without 6 Feb. 2007
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
How does feminist research differ from traditional research approaches, and why are their foundation concepts of praxis and activism scattered throughout the research community with little cross-connections to social research as a whole? These and other issues are answered in HANDBOOK OF FEMINIST RESEARCH, a college-level pick presenting a survey of how feminist research is implemented and connected. Feminist researchers describe the process, its connections, and its range of approaches - many of which have resulted in cutting-edge breakthroughs in the research community. Issues of race, class, geography and more are surveyed in chapters that cover such research around the world, while future trends are analyzed. College-level libraries strong in women's studies or social science can't afford to be without this in-depth set of articles for students and scholars at the graduate level.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Missing pages? 25 Feb. 2015
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The book was misprinted and was missing pages. I had to borrow a classmate's book to do a presentation. Other than that, the content is good but could have been edited better.
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