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Assess the view that feminist research requires its own specific methodology

Feminists believe that society is malestream and is patriarchal and they strive for equality for
women. Female researchers criticise sociologists for using malestream methodologies therefore
neglecting the experiences of women and only concentrating on issues that are of interests…

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their side. Ethnographic methods would be useful for studying issues that women face of family
ideology in practice such as the `new momism' ideology and the pressures that women face in
the family. An example of the use of ethnographic methods by feminist researchers is Skeggs
(1997) where she interviewed…


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