By Diane L. Wolf
Fieldwork poses specific dilemmas and contradictions for feminists due to the strength family inherent within the technique of accumulating facts and implicit within the technique of illustration. even supposing such a lot feminist students are dedicated to looking moral how one can study ladies and gender, those dilemmas are specially acute in fieldwork, the place study frequently includes operating with people who are in much less privileged positions than the researcher. regardless of makes an attempt via feminist students to behavior extra interactive and egalitarian study, they've got hardly ever been capable of disrupt the hierarchies of energy. This publication bargains an interdisciplinary exploration of the types of dilemmas feminist researchers have faced within the box, either within the usa and in 3rd international nations. via experientially dependent writings, the authors resolve the contradictions stemming from their a number of positions as "insiders," "outsiders," or either, and from makes an attempt to equalize the examine dating and, on occasion, to ameliorate the placement of these studied. The introductory essay contains an intensive assessment of the literature.