This book gathers together an original collection of papers on gender and qualitative research. The contributors draw on a variety of research methods and research settings to demonstrate the value of a qualitative approach for studying gender related issues. Individual chapters include discussions on participant observation, ethnographic interviewing, focus groups and the analysis of documentary sources. The volume as a whole reflects the wide range of gender focused work which is ongoing in Cardiff – covering issues such as occupational cultures, violence, genetics and risk, the life cycle and time.
This book was originally published as part of the Cardiff Papers in Qualitative Research series edited by Paul Atkinson, Sara Delamont and Amanda Coffey. The series publishes original sociological research that reflects the tradition of qualitative and ethnographic inquiry developed at Cardiff. The series includes monographs reporting on empirical research, edited collections focussing on particular themes, and texts discussing methodological developments and issues.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Pilcher, Coffey. l. Masculinity in Prison, Carter. 2. Coping with Pit Closure in the 1990s: Women's Perspectives. Dicks. 3. From 'Honorary Chap' to Mother: Combining Work in the Professions with Motherhood, Stephens. 4. Childish Things: Men, Ageing and Violence, Owen. 5. Chance to Choice: Two Generations of Reproductive Decision Making, Parsons. 6. In the Company of Other Women: A Case Study of Menopause Support Groups, Harding. 7. Focus Groups, Young People and Sex Education, Pugsley. 8. Men and Feminist Research, Jones. 9. Time for Feminist Approaches to Technology, ‘Nature’ and Work, Adam.