New open-access book by WEGO-team: “Feminist Methodologies”

We are happy to announce the publication of the new (and completely open-access) book “Feminist Methodologies”, a collaborative work by WEGO-ITN’s coordinator Wendy Harcourt, our early-stage researcher Constance Dupuis, and colleagues Karijn van den Berg and Jacqueline Gaybor. The book, edited by Palgrave Macmillan, is part of the Gender, Development and Social Change series and gives insights into feminist methodologies both in theory and practice.

Since its launch, on February 5th, the book has found a – very – warm welcome among academics, students and feminist theorists, with more than 11,000 downloads in less that 48 hours.

“It is so exciting that Feminist Methodologies has had 11K downloads in such a short time! It shows there is an audience hungry for valuable tools  for navigating feminist theory and practice in creative ways. Digital feminist spaces are expanding in ways I could have hardly imagined when we first began the book at a wonderful retreat on the shores of Lago di Bolsena”, said prof. Harcourt.

The project, as highlighted by prof. Harcourt, began in 2019 at Bolsena, Italy, as part as a feminist scholar writing retreat. Participants were from feminist circles at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) and the Well-being, Ecology, Gender and cOmmunity – Innovation Training Network (WEGO-ITN). Between writing sessions and discussion groups on ethnography, intersectionality, slow scholarship and intimacy, participants used the retreat as an opportunity to connect with the more than human: by going for walks, enjoying the blue waters of the lake, eating, drawing and sketching.

Emerging from a rich collective learning process, the collection offers in-depth reflections on how feminists shape research questions, understand positionality, share research results beyond academe and produce feminist intersectional knowledges. This book reveals how the authors navigate theory and practice, candidly exploring the difficulty of producing knowledge on the edge of academia and activism. From different points of view, places and disciplinary positions, artistic and creative experiments and collaborations, the book provides a multi-layered analysis. This book will be a valuable resource and asset to early career researchers and interdisciplinary feminist students who can learn more about the doing of feminist research from realistic, accessible, and practical methodological tools and knowledge.

“Feminist Methodologies”

You can download the book here.

We are also excited to hear more from readers. Have you read it yet? Then drop us a message – or just tweet about it!

 

 

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