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Negotiating multiple positionalities in the interview setting: researching across gender and generational boundaries

Tarrant, Anna (2014). Negotiating multiple positionalities in the interview setting: researching across gender and generational boundaries. The Professional Geographer, 66(3) pp. 493–500.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/00330124.2013.805621
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Abstract

This article explores the multiple positionalities that were negotiated during qualitative interviews conducted with older British men who are grandfathers, by a young female early career researcher. Gender, and other methodological challenges negotiated by researchers of men and masculinities have been critiqued, but negotiations of age and generational differences in the field remain scant, despite recognition that age also structures socially constructed and spatially experienced identities. Including reflections on personal research experiences, the article outlines the need for explicit critical attention by geographers to the influence of the fluid intersectional identities of the researcher/researched on research experiences in the field and research outcomes.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 Association of American Geographers. Published by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN: 1467-9272
Keywords: age/generation; intersectionality; masculinities; positionality; semistructured interviews
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 38699
Depositing User: Anna Tarrant
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2013 11:06
Last Modified: 08 May 2019 13:30
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/38699
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