As Marjorie DeVault has stressed "Nearly every writer on the topic agrees that there is no single feminist method, yet there is a substantial literature on ‘feminist methodology’, representing a diverse community of sociologists in lively and sometimes contentious dialogue” .What makes feminist research "feminist" is the method used by the researcher. There are certain research methods that are original forms of feminist research methods. Such methods include consciousness-raising, creating group diaries, drama, genealogy and network tracing, the non authoritative research voice or multiple-person stream-of-consciousness narrative, conversation, using intuition or writing associatively, identification, studying unplanned personal experiences, structured conceptualization, photography or the taking-pictures technique, and speaking freely into a tape recorder or answering long, essay-type questionnaires (Reinharz, 1992). "This suggests that what makes research 'feminist' is not the methods as such, but the framework within which they are located, and the particular ways in which they are deployed" (Maynard & Purvis, 1995).Hence feminist can use different techniques of research as a feminist researcher can use both qualitative and quantitative
Even though I struggle with mental illness myself, I also get angry at others that struggle with it. Look, I get it! I know we tend to be very difficult to deal with. In an instant we can turn any moment into a stressful situation. We can be hard to deal with and there are going to be, probably a lot, of times where we let you down.
Throughout recent years, mental illness has become a belittled and “taboo” topic in a multitude of different societies. As a result, a majority of the world’s population isn’t exactly clear as to how one should approach those suffering from mental instability. Unlike physical illness, where an entire system of doctors and hospitals and medical research developed in order to cater to those who were physically ill, mental illnesses do not get nearly as much attention. Some would argue that a physical illness proves to be significantly more detrimental to one’s day to day life. However, observation of mentally ill individuals proves that mental illness can be as equally debilitating (you probably know someone in your life who has died from the
Thus, feminism sought to liberate women from androcentrism, which was prevalent in multiple aspects of life, including religion. Women’s views were not expressed in religion and theology, therefore, feminist theologians attempted to reinterpret religion based on the female experience. Feminist theologies can be divided into three categories, revolutionary, reformist and reconstructionist. The first, revolutionary feminist theology, views the bible and Christianity as patriarchal and antiwoman. Thus, women abandoned Christianity and looked to worshipping ancient female deities.
The literature that I have used helps to explain the background to my research question. This will include three areas of knowledge: feminist geographies, popular geopolitics and carceral geographies. I have decided to study these areas because any issues that are important to women in society such as race and ethnicity can be viewed in a certain way and OITNB is an excellent example in how the mass media capture this true representation. 2.1 Theoretical perspective Feminism is a very important theory as it involves around the relationship of women and an analysis on how societies are structured between men and women. Early feminist work within geography challenged the discipline for its failure to adequately incorporate women in profession (Mark & Hanson, 1982) (as seen by Valentine, 2007).
This alludes the reader to remember the conditions of how mentally ill humans were treated and how most people would have to resort to mental institutions. So even if the husband in hand made the illness worse by secluding her, he is not the monster. But there is still the problem with her seclusion as a whole and psychologically pushes her to have lack of meaning to life. This is where her imagination begins to wonder through the wallpaper and from a psychological standpoint does what is expected -- creates a reason to be in the world and try to subconsciously overcome the issue by creating a woman who needs help out of the
Gender, Ethnography, and Feminism The three concepts are related and are closely observed in any given society. When ethnographers set out to study the culture of a society, the focus is only how men and women handle different affairs. Therefore, ethnography covers the gender concept. In cases where the role of women and their position in the socio-cultural and political structure is reviewed, the concept of feminism comes in. Gender, Ethnography, and Feminism in the Ethnography of Arab Women in the Middle East and
This has been an issue since feminist thinking first started to take root in American society. Which is also why African American feminism is important for many women. American society views race and gender through the eyes of the white male, and seeing as the dominating discourse in society, usually remains invisible until it is challenged, white and male becomes the perceived norm. The power vested within the white male gaze, then allows the white patriarchy to define the meaning of womanhood. When someone else gets to define a certain group of people, which they do not belong to, the people often become wrongly presented, by inaccurate stereotypes.
The film also focuses on regulations that control Arab countries where women are fully covered and restrictions about psychical appearance are imposed. it describes Muslim women as creepy, submissive, often in large groups and wearing fully covering black clothes. In recent years, the Muslim women are still portrayed as sex symbols, but now by their dominance and thirst for blood rather than their mystery. In body of lies, the woman was interrogated about her participation in such terrible acts and she answered that her husbanded asked her to do so. The suspicions about the Muslim world after the attacks clearly influenced the roles women take in western films.
During the early 1920’s, the Polish-born British anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski (1884-1942) developed and described an intensive, participatory, scientific approach to ethnographic fieldwork, insisting that social practices be understood in terms of their larger social context and asserting that the aim of ethnography is to come to know “the native’s point of view” (Malinowski 1922:25; Macdonald 2001). Since Malinowski, British ethnography has gone through periods of consolidation, consensus, incorporation of new approaches and self-criticism, the latter consisting of discussions about anthropologists’ apparent complicity with colonialism, the exclusion of women’s voices, the relative importance of ethnographic practice over written text (Macdonald 2001) and a critique of methodological trends within ethnography that threatens to diminish its character as a social science (Hammersley