• Summary
  • Overview
  • Key Readings

For the past thirty years there have been vigorous debates about the roles played by gender, sexuality, and sexual orientation in research. This collection brings together the debates together, set them into their historical and theoretical context, and deal with the major criticisms and refutations. A particular strength of this collection is makes available key sources otherwise scattered and hard to obtain.

Volume I discusses three sub-themes, the context in which gender became a matter of concern for researchers, the context in which feminist methods were developed, and the (re)discovery of the methodological work of well-known women such as Jane Addams and Florence Nightingale.; Volume II looks at research that has been conducted with explicit awareness of gender.; Volume III focuses on the pioneering work of ...

Editors' Introduction

SaraDelamont and PaulAtkinson

Rationale and Scope

The papers in these four volumes represent the best and most important scholarly work in social science that challenges the universality of its traditional methods. The first volume contains a selection of papers typifying the work done by contemporary feminists to reinstate and reinterpret the work of the feminist pioneers of social science, followed by statements setting out the need for feminist methods. Volume 2 contains classic and lesser-known discussions of how research on gender should be done. Volume 3 focuses on feminist methods and the challenge posed to them by the rise of postmodernism. Papers by key writers who have advanced the new men's studies and queer theory and methods make up the first half of Volume 4. ...

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