Feminist Ethnography: Thinking through Methodologies, Challenges, and Possibilities

Rowman & Littlefield, 2016 M06 1 - 218 páginas
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What is feminist ethnography? What is its history? How can its methods be applied? How is feminist ethnography produced, distributed, and evaluated? How do feminist ethnographers link their findings to broader publics through activism, advocacy, and public policy? Investigating these questions and more, this cross-cultural and interdisciplinary new text employs a problem-based approach to guide readers through the methods, challenges, and possibilities of feminist ethnography.

Dána-Ain Davis and Christa Craven tease out the influences of feminist ethnography across a variety of disciplines including women’s and gender studies, critical race studies, ethnic studies, education, communications, psychology, sociology, urban studies, and American studies. Feature elements of the text include Essentials (excerpts from key texts in the field), Spotlights (interviews with feminist ethnographers), and suggested assignments and readings. The text concludes with a “conversation” among contemporary feminist ethnographers about what feminist ethnography looks like today and into the future.

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Dána-Ain Davis is associate professor of urban studies at Queens College, CUNY. She is author of Battered Black Women and Welfare Reform, a contributor to Beyond Reproduction, and, with Christa Craven, coeditor of Feminist Activist Ethnography. She is the coeditor of TransformingAnthropology, the journal of the Association of Black Anthropologists.

Christa Craven is associate professor of anthropology and chair of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at the College of Wooster. She is the author of Pushing for Midwives and coeditor of Feminist Activist Ethnography.

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