1st Edition

Theories and Methodologies in Postgraduate Feminist Research Researching Differently

Edited By Rosemarie Buikema, Gabriele Griffin, Nina Lykke Copyright 2011
    310 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    328 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This volume centers on theories and methodologies for postgraduate feminist researchers engaged in interdisciplinary research. In the context of globalization, this book gives special attention to cutting-edge approaches at the borders between humanities and social sciences and specific discipline-transgressing fields, such as feminist technoscience studies.

    List of Figures.  Series Editors’ Foreword.  Preface.  Acknowledgments.  Editorial.  Introduction: Researching Differently  Rosemarie Buikema, Gabriele Griffin and Nina Lykke  Section 1: Feminist Theories  1. Gender Research with ‘Waves’: On Re-Positioning a Neo-Disciplinary Apparatus  Iris van der Tuin  2. Feminist Science and Technology Studies  Maureen McNeil and Celia Roberts  Section 2: Methodologies  3. Intersectionality – A Theoretical Adjustment  Dorthe Staunæs and Dorte Marie Søndergaard  4. What to Make of Identity and Experience in Twenty-First Century Feminist Research  Allaine Cerwonka  5. Histories and Memories in Feminist Research  Andrea Pető and Berteke Waaldijk  Section 3: Research Methods  6. Writing about Research Methods in the Arts and Humanities  Gabriele Griffin  7. Feminist Perspectives on Close Reading  Jasmina Lukić and Adelina Sánchez Espinosa  8. Visual Cultures: Feminist Perspectives  Rosemarie Buikema and Marta Zarzycka  Section 4: Multi-, Inter-, Trans- and Post-disciplinarity  9. This Discipline Which Is Not One: Feminist Studies as a Post-Discipline  Nina Lykke  10. Why Interdisciplinarity? Interdisciplinarity and Women’s/Gender Studies in Europe  Mia Liinason  11. Transdisciplinary Gender Studies: Conceptual and Institutional Challenges  Antje Lann Hornscheidt and Susanne Baer  Section 5: Professionalization  12. The Professionalization of Feminist Researchers: The Nordic Case  Harriet Silius  13. The Professionalization of Feminist Researchers: The Spanish Case  Isabel Carrera Suárez  14. The Professionalization of Feminist Researchers: The German Case  Marianne Schmidbaur and Ulla Wischermann  Section 6: The Choice of Topic and Research Questions – Some Examples  15. My Dissertation Photo Album: Snapshots from a Writing Tour  Doro Wiese  16. Intimate Truths about Subjectivity and Sexuality: A Psychoanalytical and a Postcolonial Approach  Henrietta L. Moore and Gloria D. Wekker  Coda: The Desires of Writing  17. If Writing Has to Do with Desire, What ‘Kind’ of Desire is That? Between Jacques Lacan and Gilles Deleuze  Edyta Just.  Contributors.  Index


    Rosemarie Buikema is Professor of Art, Culture and Diversity at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. She is Head of the Department of Media and Culture Studies and chairs the Graduate Gender Programme. She is the Utrecht co-ordinator of GEMMA and scientific director of the Netherlands Research School of Women's Studies (NOV). She has broadly published on feminist theory, postcolonial studies and memory studies, and currently works in the field of transitional justice and the arts. Her latest book is Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture (co-edited with Iris van der Tuin, Routledge, 2009).

    Gabriele Griffin holds the Anniversary Chair in Women’s Studies at the University of York, UK. Her research interests centre on contemporary women’s cultural production and on Women’s Studies as a discipline. She is co-founding editor of the journal Feminist Theory (Sage). Her publications include Thinking Differently: A Reader in European Women’s Studies (London: ZED Books, 2002), Who’s Who in Lesbian and Gay Writing (London: Routledge, 2002); Contemporary Black and Asian Women Playwrights in Britain (Cambridge University Press 2003), Employment, Equal Opportunities and Women’s Studies: Women’s Experiences in Seven European Countries (ed. and contributor, Koenigstein: Ulrike Helmer Verlag 2004), and Doing Women’s Studies: Employment Opportunities, Personal Impacts and Social Consequences (ed. and contributor; London: ZED Books 2005).

    Nina Lykke is Professor of Gender of Gender and Culture and Head of Unit of Gender Studies, Linköping University, Sweden. She is director of an international Centre of Gender Excellence, GEXcel, as well as scientific leader of a Swedish-International Research School in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies. She has been scientific director of the Nordic Research School of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, managing director of the European Feminist Studies association AOIFE and longstanding member of the European thematic network in Women’s Studies, Athena. She has published extensively within the areas of feminist theory, intersectionality studies, feminist cultural studies and feminist technoscience studies, including Between Monsters, Goddesses and Cyborgs (co-ed. with R. Braidotti) (1996), Cosmodolphins (co-authored with M. Bryld) (2000), Bits of Life (co-ed. with A. Smelik) (2008), and Feminist Studies. A Guide to Intersectional Theory, Methodology and Writing (2010).