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Feminist Epistemologies: Chapter 5 – “Subjects, Power & Knowledge” by Helen Longino In this chapter, Longino takes issues with feminist philosophies of science. She argues that while most have helped to redescribe the process of knowledge (belief acquisition), they stop short of adequate normative theory. She begins the essay by outlining the problem, follows with […]

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Remembering Oral History Performance – Della Pollock, ed. Chapter 2: “Trying to be Good: Lessons in Oral History and Performance” – Alicia J. Rouverol In this essay, interspersed with fieldnotes, interview excerpts, narrative, documentary accounts, as well transcriptions of rehearsals and performances, Alicia Rouverol reflects on her five-year experience conducting a performance project at the […]

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Chapter 8: It’s Time to Write! In Critical Ethnography by D. Sonyi Madison Madison begins this chapter with a number of quotes about the writing process. One of those cited is from Bird by Bird, written by Anne Lamott. I don’t know if any of you are familiar with this book, but it is a […]

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Chapter 1 – “Communicating Investment” in Cultural Studies’ Affective Voices by Melissa Gregg Purpose In the first chapter, Gregg sets out the goals for the book in particular, and cultural studies in general. And that is to recover what has been missing from existing cultural studies scholarship through the reclaiming of the affective, or empathic, […]

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Chapter One: Why Ask What? In The Social Construction of What? By Ian Hacking The Premise Hacking’s goal in this chapter is not to provide a working definition of social construction and social constructionism, but rather, to uncover the various ways in which social construction is deployed, understood and debated. He does so by calling […]

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Gorlinski, Gini. Engagement through Alienation: Parallels of Paradox in World Music and Tourism in Sarawak, Malaysia. (Chapter 10) The third and final section of Questions of Method in Cultural Studies is composed of four case studies that demonstrate the use of cultural study methods (or cultural studies as method) in both traditional and emerging disciplines. […]