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Researching Sexual Violence against Women
Methodological and Personal Perspectives

Edited by:
  • Martin D. Schwartz - Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Ohio University, Ohio University, Athens, USA

Other Titles in:
Rape & Sex Crimes

April 1997 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This compelling book provides cutting-edge information on studies on sexual violence against women conducted on North American campuses - and simultaneously contradicts backlash critics who claim that feminists exaggerate their statistics.

Well-known researchers in the field describe their own work and that of others to illustrate both large-scale and local studies. Topics discussed include: researchers' own emotional experiences of working with rape research; experiences of harassment by subjects; feminist participatory research into lesbian battering; reflexivity in studying prostitutes; the gendered nature of research interviews; and white women studying battered black women.

 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION: RESEARCH ON SEXUAL ASSAULT ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES
Mary P Koss and Hobart H Cleveland
Stepping on Toes
Social Roots of Date Rape Lead to Intractability and Politicization

 
Jacquelyn W White and John A Humphrey
A Longitudinal Approach to the Study of Sexual Assault
Theoretical and Methodological Considerations

 
Walter S DeKeseredy
Measuring Sexual Abuse in Canadian University/College Dating Relationships
The Contribution of a National Representative Sample Survey

 
Patricia A Frazier and Lisa M Seales
Acquaintance Rape Is Real Rape
Victoria L Pitts and Martin D Schwartz
Self-Blame in Hidden Rape Cases
 
PART TWO: EMOTION IN RESEARCHING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Elizabeth A Stanko
`I Second That Emotion'
Reflections on Feminism, Emotionality and Research on Sexual Violence

 
Susan K Hippensteele
Activist Research and Social Narratives
Dialectics of Power, Privilege and Institutional Change

 
Christine Mattley
Field Research with Phone Sex Workers
Managing the Researcher's Emotions

 
Jennifer K Huff
The Sexual Harassment of Researchers by Research Subjects
Lessons from the Field

 
 
PART THREE: DOING RESEARCH ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Claire M Renzetti
Confessions of a Reformed Positivist
Feminist Participatory Research as Good Social Science

 
Jody Miller
Researching Violence against Street Prostitutes
Issues of Epistemology, Methodology and Ethics

 
Dawn H Currie and Brian D MacLean
Measuring Violence against Women
The Interview as Gendered Social Encounter

 
Kimberly A Huisman
Studying Violence against Women of Color
Problems Faced by a White Woman

 

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