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Gender Identity and Research Relationships Vol: 14

Sam Hillyard
Durham University, UK

Michael R. M Ward
Open University, UK

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20 May 2016
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
232 pages - 152 x 229 x 20mm
Studies in Qualitative Methodology


Many researchers in recent years have begun to reflect on their gender identity and how this impacts on the research process and discuss how this helps build rapport with participants and creates successful or unsuccessful pieces of qualitative research. However, how does this intersect with other forms of identity, such as class, ethnicity, disability, age, sexuality? In this volume contributors explore these issues by reflecting on their own studies and research careers and address how important or unimportant gender has been in building research relationships. While the gender identity of the respondent/researcher relationship is undoubtedly important, what must also be acknowledged are the attributes which create a good fieldworker and competent social science researchers capable of understanding and engaging in different social situations and thought interaction with different participants.
PART I: POWER DYNAMICS WITHIN RESEARCH RELATIONSHIPS Time to Kill the Witch? Reflections on Power Relationships When Leaving the Field - Sara Delamont PART II: AGE AND GENDER Masculinity, Age and Rapport in Qualitative Research - Thomas Thurnell-Read ‘Betweenness’ and the Negotiation of Similarity and Difference in the Interview Setting: Reflections on Interviewing - Grandfathers as a Young, Female Researcher - Anna Tarrant PART III: CLASS AND GENDER A Monster Lurking in the Shadows? One Researcher’s Crisis of Representing Class and Gender - Alexandra Allan Similarity and Familiarity: Reflections on Indigenous Ethnography with Mothers, Daughters and School Teachers on the Margins of Contemporary Wales - Dawn Mannay and Jordon Creaghan Staying Onside on the Inside: Men, Masculinities and the Research Process - Andrew Parker PART IV: GENDER, RACE AND NATIONALITY ‘Let Me Know When You Figure Everyone Around Here Out’: Placing Gender in the Ethnographic Process - Edward W. Morris Relationship-Building in Research: Gendered Identity Construction in Researcher-Participant Interaction - Garth Stahl PART V: GENDER AND SEXUALITY Is She One of Us? Intersecting Identities and Social Research - Nathalie Lozano-Neira and Jen Marchbank Research with Queers, Peers and ‘Elites’: a Queer/Feminist Approach to Participant Demographics - Leslie Sherlock
Edited by Michael R. M. Ward, Open University, UK
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