Feminist Methodology is an accessible and timely book which demonstrates how feminist approaches to methodology engage with debates in western philosophy to raise critical questions about knowledge production. The text: * shows that feminist methodology has a distinctive place in social research * guides the reader through the terrain of feminist methodology, disentangling confusion and clarifying how feminists can claim knowledge of gendered social existence * connects abstract issues of theory with practical issues of fieldwork
I have research interests in youth, education, families, intimacy, feminist theory and methodology, and qualitative longitudinal methods, and publish in these areas. Currently Co-Director of Timescapes, an ESRC funded 5 year qualitative longitudinal study with seven projects covering the life course located in five UK universities (Leeds (lead, Director Bren Neale), LSBU, Cardiff, Edinburgh and The Open University). Also have an archiving project in this study with colleagues, Making the Long View, archiving data from a 10 year qualitative longitudinal study of youth transitions, Inventing Adulthoods. See too www.timescapes.leeds.ac.uk; www.lsbu.ac.uk/inventingadulthoods.