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The Handbook of Feminist Family Studies demonstrates how feminist contributions to family science advance our understanding of relationships among individuals, families, and communities. Bringing together some of the most well-respected scholars in the field, the editors showcase feminist family scholarship, creating a scholarly forum for interpretation and dissemination of feminist work. The Handbook’s contributors eloquently share their passion for scholarship and practice and offer new insights about the places we call home and family. The contributions as a whole provide overviews of the most important theories, methodologies, and practices, along with concrete examples of how scholars and practitioners actually engage in “doing” feminist family studies. Key Features:Examines the influence of feminism on the family studies field, including the many ways feminism brings about a “re-visioning” ...

Feminist Methodology in Practice: Collecting Data on Domestic Violence in India
Feminist methodology in practice: Collecting data on domestic violence in India

Afeminist researcher creating a feminist text has to answer a few necessary questions. Do the participants featured in the feminist text have a stake in the representation offered to them? Should they have a stake? Is the text that is produced from the interaction of the respondents and the researcher relevant to its audience? Who is the audience, and how is it constituted? In answering these questions, feminist methodologists have recognized the problems inherent in satisfying two audiences (academic readers and participants) at the same time (Enslin, 1994). For example, if the participants from whom information is gathered for the feminist study are illiterate, ...

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