Crafting Collaborative Research Methodologies: Leaps and Bounds in Interdisciplinary Inquiry


AcknowledgementsSpeaking an opening text About thinking positionsAbout the book and its styleAll by herself?Questions of language and translationBodies and ideas on the moveDifference and a narrative of border crossingsLooking back - constructing the biographicalAn undercurrent of continuityDifference as a crosscutting conceptMoving about, getting lost and encountering ‘the other’Ontological and epistemological entanglementsBridging troubled waters?Remembering the power of discourse and taking on board ‘experience’Researcher subjectivity as risky businessA railing whereon to hold: Where, with whom, why and how?Communication and translationNotesA conceptual repertoire for analysisWith what I think and with whom I moveThe research subject as participantThree social processesA story to hold on toA story from a contact zoneBelongingSocial changeNotes‘The Image Exercise*Creative methods and poststructuralist feminist thinkingSituated interpretations, contingent meaning-making‘The Image Exercise’ - a presentationViable analytical tracksA material to relate to, touch and talk aboutChanging modes of communication - framing and expansionWorking with images - enhancing social relationsNotesPutting ‘The Image Exercise* to workGender and humour entanglementsMoments of interaction leading to a research focusHumour and gender: a recurring topic in the initial interviewsCritiquing ‘the other’ through humourUsing humour to negotiate gender meanings in ‘The Image Exercise’Humour as invitation or rejectionBig man keeps out small manOppositional humour - playing with gender meaningsHolding on to humour as relevant for contemporary gender studiesNotesTo take on memory workMethodology at the heart of deconstructionThe beginningA strong Australian contributionProductive and inspiring differencesGoing to work: the hows of a practiceEmbracing the template - a helper in the processA necessary framing? Thoughts on templates and tensionsA Scandinavian traditionNotesLonging for feminist activismLooking back on own activismGroup 49 do memory work: research question, stories and first shared analytical reflexionsLonging for belonging - interpretations crossing the four textsTaking on analysis - using the templateLooking back over our shoulders - closing remarks on storytelling and nostalgiaNotesBodies in a textWriting and dancing the pastA study and a different contextDancing self and group into being - the memoryThe constructions of self and others - the collective analysis of a memoryDifference as productiveMore notes on memory work and differenceMemory work as meaningful and defiant researchNotesAttending to the tensionsThe original text and its contextTo gain analytical insights together - the promise of collaborationEight moments in a collaborative process - a suggestionA change in perspective - three retellings of Lucia’s storyIdentifying building blocks in the stories - sketching out analytical pointsEthical considerations, tensional collaboration, urgent dialoguesNotesTaking in and speaking out social differentiationIntersectional methodologiesTheoretical inspirations and empirical materialA collage of texts - some contextA take on subjectification and belongingA take on textsA nomadic takeDownplaying interpretation - opening up for evocationTaking on the reading - a collage of memoriesRead memories and connected lives - sensing and analysing intersectionsCollectively exploring the workings of intertwined categoriesSensing and sharing - sharing and sensingLeaving room for something elseNotesPushing the boundariesBounds of sex and gender. Disturbance and discomfortWhen a genre proves gendered - converting interviews into constructed storiesExtending ownership - passing on your story to anotherNotesOpening a closure - the tensions, leaps and stumblesA roadmapChristinas scarf poemThe encounter face to faceNotes