Theories and Methodologies in Postgraduate Feminist Research
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.
Table of Contents
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).