Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. In this collection, the authors illuminate the struggles and the successes encountered in the research partnership process. The authors come from a variety of disciplines, are at various stages of their academic careers, may or may not be part of the academy, adopt a variety of feminist lenses, have a range of research partners, and focus on a range of research topics. However, in keeping with feminist research that highlights "putting the self back into science," all chapters share a focus on reflexivity, and in particular explore the impact of the research partnership process on the researcher. This "corridor talk," often inaccessible and considered unimportant, is put at the centre of this feminist collection. Insights and lessons learned are shared, unsolved dilemmas are presented, and recommendations are made.
Rachel Carson Berman is an Associate Professor at Ryerson University in the School of Early Childhood Studies. She's worked with a variety of community groups and research teams throughout her academic career and has published on a variety of topics, including mothering, immigrant women, and children's perceptions of school. Her work has been published in such qualitative journals as Qualitative Inquiry, The International Journal of Qualitative Methods, and Qualitative Health Research. Prior to joining Ryerson she taught courses on feminist research at McMaster University and York University.Author City: TORONTO CAN