Feminist Community Research

Case Studies and Methodologies

Edited by Gillian Creese and Wendy Frisby

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  • Published: July 2012
  • Subject Listing: Anthropology, Women's Studies
  • Bibliographic information: 268 pp., 80 illus., 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: U.S. rights only
  • Distributed for: UBC Press
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Feminist community research is a collaborative methodology that holds the promise of building a more just society. But in the absence of critical analysis and responsible use of power, the approach can lead to naive or harmful practices. This interdisciplinary volume acknowledges the challenges that researchers can encounter, and discusses strategies that have been employed to overcome them. By sharing collective wisdom gained from research among diverse groups - from immigrant and Aboriginal women in Vancouver to poverty-reduction practitioners in Vietnam - his book will help researchers and government agencies build better bridges between research institutions and communities.

Gillian Creese is a professor of sociology and the director of the Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of British Columbia. Wendy Frisby is a professor in the School of Human Kinetics and past chair of the Women’s and Gender Studies program at the University of British Columbia.