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Power in Feminist Research Processes1
Power in feminist research processes

Power is a major concern for feminist research as well as for feminist activism. In terms of academic research power has an impact on the conditions in which a project is initiated and produced (Stanley and Wise, 1993). This question – of the conditions through which research is produced – involves further issues: the relatively few women at senior levels in academia compared to men, the commonplace marginalization of research on gender, whether conducted by men or women, and the increasing levels of precarious employment, limited access to funding and increased workload within academia (Gill, 2010).

These are aspects of power that operate on research projects from the outside, all of which are important to discuss. However, ...

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