Crafting Collaborative Research Methodologies demonstrates a number of collaborative, visual and narrative methods that explore the promises and the ethical, relational complexities inherent in collaborative research.
It engages with both the potentials and complexities of doing collaborative analysis and offers a medley of methods for analysis. These methods revolve around co-produced texts from Peru, Denmark and Bolivia, and involve images, memory work and practical approaches to intersectionality thinking. Through detailed explorations of the complex interweaving of issues of meaning-making, difference and the co-production of knowledges, dynamics of social exclusion and segregation become visible in the nexus between evocation and interpretation. Christina Hee Pedersen takes up the poststructuralist challenge of including researcher subjectivity as part of the analysis and, through a lively writing style, the reader is invited to engage in this analysis of the performativity of selves.
This book can inspire analytical thinking for researchers and advanced students interested in expanding the rich dialogues among feminists doing poststructuralist and interdisciplinary inquiry, and for all students of qualitative and collaborative methodologies.
Table of Contents
1. Speaking an Opening Text: About Thinking Positions
2. A Conceptual Repertoire for Analysis: Crosscutting Concepts
3. "The Image Exercise": A Collaborative Method to Explore Relations and Meanings
4. Putting the Image Exercise to Work: On Gender and Humour
5. To Take on Memory Work: Surrendering to Collaboration and Process
6. Longing for Feminist Activism: The Doings in Memory Work
7. A Body in a Text: Exploring the Productivity of Difference
8. Attending to the Tensions: Putting Intersectional Thinking to Work
9. Taking in and Speaking Out Social Differentiation: Moving Evocation and Interpretation
10. Pushing the Boundaries: Ideas to Generate Texts for Analysis
11.Opening a Closure - The Tensions, Leaps and Stumbles: A Dialogue on Research and Activism
Bolette Frydendahl Larsen, Christina Hee Pedersen and Louise Phillips
Christina Hee Pedersen is Associate Professor Emerita at the Department of Communication and Arts, Roskilde University, Denmark. Her research builds on the fields of feminist poststructuralist research, dialogic communication, collaborative research methodologies, actions research, popular education and Latin American feminist research perspectives. She is a member of The Group of Dialogic Communication at Roskilde University.
"Christina Hee Pedersen’s book grapples with the subject matter of evocative and analytical responses to texts produced through memory work, separating while also linking these two different modes, and showing how a double move like this makes it possible to explore intersectional dynamics in ways which create community while also opening up for possibilities of social change. The book is a happy and fruitful meeting between theory and experience. It is a well written, original and innovative contribution to ongoing discussions about collaborative analysis, rooted in decades of experience of political activism, teaching and research." -- Signe Arnfred, Associate Professor, Roskilde University, Denmark.