This book offers a new approach for doing quantitative feminist research, demonstrating how a feminist perspective can inform virtually every aspect of the research process, from survey design, to statistical modelling, to the theoretical frameworks used to interpret results. Catherine E. Harnois makes feminist theory, particularly multiracial feminist theory, accessible and relevant to survey researchers. She assists students and researchers in incorporating these theories into survey design and analysis and shows how this can offer substantive insights into the social world that have been underutilized to date by survey researchers.
Catherine E. Harnois is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Wake Forest University, where she teaches courses on social inequality and research methods. Her research focuses on multiracial feminist theories and how they can inform how we think about the social world. Some of her recent publications include "Gendered Measures, Gendered Models: Toward an Intersectional Analysis of Racial Discrimination" (with Mosi Ifatunji, 2011) and "Re-presenting Feminisms: Past, Present & Future" (2008). She lives in Winston-Salem, NC.
Chapter 1. Feminist Theory and Survey Research Chapter 2. (Inter)disciplinarity in Feminist Survey Research Chapter 3. Analytic Interventions of Multiracial Feminism: Measuring and Modeling Sexism with an Intersectional Approach Chapter 4. Further Re-modeling with Multiracial Feminism: Highlighting interactive effects of race, ethnicity, age, and gender Chapter 5. Complicating the General with Narratives of the Particular: Analyzing "feminism" with a multiracial feminist approach Chapter 6. Multiracial Feminism and Survey Research: Re-thinking the "Impossibility of Coherence"
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