Memory workers doing memory-work on memory work: exploring unresolved power

Cadman, Kate, Friend, Lorraine, Gannon, Susanne, Ingleton, Christine, Koutroulis, Glenda, McCormack, Coralie, Mitchell, Patricia, Onyx, Jenny, O'Regan, Kerry, Rocco, Sharn, and Small, Jennie (2000) Memory workers doing memory-work on memory work: exploring unresolved power. In: Memory Work Conference Papers. From: Memory-Work Conference, February 2000, Sydney. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The use of memory-work as a qualitative method in feminist social research is well established in Australia and New Zealand. Memory-work, though, still brings with it many theoretical and methodological dilemmas and issues. To open some of these issues to collective discussion, a group of experienced feminist researchers used the process of memory-work to explore specific experiences of working with memory-work groups. Our exploration suggested that using memory-work within the dominant positivist discourses and patriarchal structures of academia could, at times, leave feminist researchers feeling powerless. Through this collective we expressed concern about method and methodological process in ways which had not been articulated through our earlier memory-work projects.

Item ID: 11817
Item Type: Conference Item (Non-Refereed Research Paper)
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2013 04:07
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169901 Gender Specific Studies @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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