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The Resource A reflexive inquiry into gender research : towards a new paradigm of knowledge production & exploring new frontiers of gender research in Southern Africa, edited by Samantha van Schalkwyk and Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

A reflexive inquiry into gender research : towards a new paradigm of knowledge production & exploring new frontiers of gender research in Southern Africa, edited by Samantha van Schalkwyk and Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

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A reflexive inquiry into gender research : towards a new paradigm of knowledge production & exploring new frontiers of gender research in Southern Africa
Title
A reflexive inquiry into gender research
Title remainder
towards a new paradigm of knowledge production & exploring new frontiers of gender research in Southern Africa
Statement of responsibility
edited by Samantha van Schalkwyk and Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
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Language
eng
Summary
Questions that concern gender and violence against women have been placed firmly on the agenda of interdisciplinary research within the humanities in recent years. Gender-based violence against women has increased exponentially in South Africa and in other countries on the African continent, particularly those with a history of political conflict. Researchers who explore such gender issues have paid limited attention to the intersection between the social contexts of the researched, the positionality of the researcher and the research product. This book brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars and scholar-activists to explore new terrains of knowledge production, interrogating the connection between the intellectual project of this kind of research and the process of its production. Some chapters draw on theoretical insights and provide new ways of thinking about the kinds of questions that should be asked when conducting research in the field of gender. Other authors grapple with an acknowledgement of their multiple social positions in the world, the ways in which they experience these ever-shifting boundaries, and how this influences their theoretical and practical work. Some contributions go further, discussing the ways in which the researcher and the researched influence each other, and the link between feminist research and social change. These chapters contribute to an understanding of how social movement activism can be developed. Overall, this book represents an important combination of scholarly insights, and provides multiple reflections about practical aspects of conducting gender research in the African context. The work of the contributors to the volume is situated within a post-structural feminist agenda, and, collectively, the chapters link scholarship and activism in a way that pursues a social change agenda in research on gender and gender-based violence
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BNG
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Van Schalkwyk, Samantha,
  • Gobodo-Madikizela, Pumla,
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  • Sex role
  • Women
  • Women
  • Abused women
  • Gender identity
  • Feminist theory
  • Abused women
  • Feminist theory
  • Gender identity
  • Sex role
  • Women
  • Women
  • Africa, Southern
  • Africa, Southern
Label
A reflexive inquiry into gender research : towards a new paradigm of knowledge production & exploring new frontiers of gender research in Southern Africa, edited by Samantha van Schalkwyk and Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
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Includes bibliographic references
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Rape and the limits of the law : revisiting the criticism against the South African sexual violence legislation / Azille Coetzee -- Beyond heteronormativity : doing gender and sexuality in university contexts / Fay Hodza -- Woman abuse in South Africa : reflecting on the complexity of women's decisions to leave abusive men / Samantha van Schalkwyk, Floretta Boonzaier, and Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela -- Documenting trauma, hope, and human security : scholar activist research with Grandmothers against Poverty and AIDS /Jennifer Fish and Savannah L. Russo -- "Writing my history is keeping me alive" : politics and practices of collaborative history writing / Koni Benson and Faeza Meyer -- Ought anti-racist males be (pro)feminist too? : engaging black men in work against gender and sexual-based violence / Mbuyiselo Botha and Kopano Ratele -- Researching the private sphere : methodological and ethical problems in the study of personal relationships in Xhosa families / Elena Moore -- Autobiography and the research context: a reflection on unbecoming the "native" anthropologist / Elaine Salo -- Interrogating our research processes : reflexive positioning in an IPA study of women family cancer caregivers / Jennifer Githai
Control code
948754964
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxxv, 212 pages
Isbn
9781443885140
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)948754964
Label
A reflexive inquiry into gender research : towards a new paradigm of knowledge production & exploring new frontiers of gender research in Southern Africa, edited by Samantha van Schalkwyk and Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rape and the limits of the law : revisiting the criticism against the South African sexual violence legislation / Azille Coetzee -- Beyond heteronormativity : doing gender and sexuality in university contexts / Fay Hodza -- Woman abuse in South Africa : reflecting on the complexity of women's decisions to leave abusive men / Samantha van Schalkwyk, Floretta Boonzaier, and Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela -- Documenting trauma, hope, and human security : scholar activist research with Grandmothers against Poverty and AIDS /Jennifer Fish and Savannah L. Russo -- "Writing my history is keeping me alive" : politics and practices of collaborative history writing / Koni Benson and Faeza Meyer -- Ought anti-racist males be (pro)feminist too? : engaging black men in work against gender and sexual-based violence / Mbuyiselo Botha and Kopano Ratele -- Researching the private sphere : methodological and ethical problems in the study of personal relationships in Xhosa families / Elena Moore -- Autobiography and the research context: a reflection on unbecoming the "native" anthropologist / Elaine Salo -- Interrogating our research processes : reflexive positioning in an IPA study of women family cancer caregivers / Jennifer Githai
Control code
948754964
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxxv, 212 pages
Isbn
9781443885140
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)948754964

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