Feminist participatory methodologies in geography: creating spaces of inclusion

Martina Angela Caretta & Yvonne Riaño

Résumé This introduction prefaces a special issue on the topic of feminist participatory methodologies in geography. Drawing upon the experiences of the contributors in developing new tools and methods to facilitate
interaction with participants and working with groups that tend to be forgotten, subordinated and/or alienated, we argue for the methodological significance of instating a feminist perspective to participatory research. Although much theoretical debate has taken place among feminist and post-colonial scholars on unequal research relationships between researchers’ and ‘research subjects’, the literature on how to perationalize greater equality remains quite limited. We attempt to fill this research gap by bringing together scholars working in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres in order to illuminate the multifaceted ways in which these methods can be used not only to debunk hierarchical research relationships, but also to produce new scientific insights with greater validity.
Mots-clés Ethnography, feminist methodology, geography, participatory methods, spaces of inclusion
Citation Caretta, M. A., & Riaño, Y. (2016). Feminist participatory methodologies in geography: creating spaces of inclusion. Qualitative Research, 16(3), 258-266.
Type Article de périodique (Anglais)
Date de publication 11-2-2016
Nom du périodique Qualitative Research
Volume 16
Numéro 3
Pages 258-266