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Kristine M. Baber

In: Gender, Families, and Close Relationships: Feminist Research Journeys

Chapter 3: Studying Women's Sexualities: Feminist Transformations

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Studying Women's Sexualities: Feminist Transformations
Studying women's sexualities: Feminist transformations
Kristine M.Baber

From a social constructivist perspective, stories we tell about ourselves are re-creations and reflect more about how we currently make sense of our lives than about what really happened in the past. Writing about myself as a feminist and as a feminist researcher involves searching back, trying to make my life explicit to myself, looking for motives, tracing patterns, and filling in gaps. The fabric is far from seamless, and a variety of interpretations may be just as valid as the one presented here.

I identify myself as a feminist, but I constantly am revising what that means and reflecting on the implications for my research, my teaching, my political activities, and my personal relationships. I ...

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