Primary Session Category: Feminist Studies
Session Code: Fem1-A
Session Format: Regular (Presentations and Discussion)
Session Description: What makes methods and methodologies feminist? Are feminist methodological critiques of scholarship still required? What feminist approaches need to be invented to address contemporary and future issues? From your experiences with feminist research, what are the major methodological approaches and insights that would be useful to other feminist scholars? The session welcomes reflections about one or more of these questions.
- reflections on the parameters of what constitute feminist methods and methodologies (e.g: is it the theoretical or analytical approach? The research questions asked? the tools for seeking answers? the nature of analysis and interpretation? the social relations within which the research is designed?)
- reflections on the processes and challenges of using feminist methodologies and on others’ reactions to feminist innovative approaches (e.g.: are these tools or approaches considered ‘credible’ – by whom – and why? (not)?)
- papers that reflect on changes needed to realign feminist methods and methodologies to address current and future challenges.
- papers about methodological insights arising from conducting different types of research (e.g. feminist community-based research, feminist demographic research, feminist intersectional research or feminist praxis).
Together these papers will also reveal how feminist methodologies within various traditions vary and/or share implicit and explicit commonalities.
- Linda Christiansen-Ruffman, St. Mary’s University, Sociology and Criminology, Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women/ Institut canadien de recherches sur les femmes, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ann Denis, University of Ottawa, Sociology and Anthropology, Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women/ Institut canadien de recherches sur les femmes
- Marleny M. Bonnycastle, Canadian Association for Social Work Education/Association canadienne pour la formation en travail social
- Lisa Starr, Canadian Association for the Study of Women and Education/Association canadienne pour l’étude sur les femmes et l’éducation
- Magda Fahrni, Canadian Committee on Women’s History/ Comité canadien de l’histoire des femmes
- Tammy Findlay, Women’s Program Organizer, Canadian Political Science Association/Association canadienne de science politique
- Marie Lovrod, Women and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes
1. Funke Oba
Feminism Advancing Masculinities Evolution: A Critical Theoretical and Discursive Analysis of Black Masculinity Discourses
2. Rishma Johal
The Sex Cycle: Betty Friedan, Consumerism, and Women in the Mass Media
3. Rebecca Collins-Nelsen, Julie Gouweloos
Feminist Intersectionality Meets Public Discourse: York University and the Balance of Rights