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Silencing accounts of silenced sexualities

Barker, Meg and Langdridge, Darren (2009). Silencing accounts of silenced sexualities. In: Ryan-Flood, Róisín and Gill, Rosalind eds. Secrecy and Silence in the Research Process: Feminist Reflections. Transformations. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

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Abstract

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Feminist research is informed by a history of breaking silences, of demanding that women's voices be heard, recorded and included in wider intellectual genealogies and histories. This has led to an emphasis on voice and speaking out in the research endeavour. Moments of secrecy and silence are less often addressed. This gives rise to a number of questions. What are the silences, secrets, omissions and and political consequences of such moments? What particular dilemmas and constraints do they represent or entail? What are their implications for research praxis? Are such moments always indicative of voicelessness or powerlessness? Or may they also constitute a productive moment in the research encounter? Contributors to this volume were invited to reflect on these questions. The resulting chapters are a fascinating collection of insights into the research process, making an important contribution to theoretical and empirical debates about epistemology, subjectivity and identity in research. Researchers often face difficult dilemmas about who to represent and how, what to omit and what to include. This book explores such questions in a fascinating collection of essays from international scholars

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2009 Routledge
ISBN: 0-415-33284-2, 978-0-415-33284-2
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Psychology in the Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 17270
Depositing User: Users 8877 not found.
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2009 16:20
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2012 03:59
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/17270
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