Feminist Ethnography

  title={Feminist Ethnography},
  author={Patricia. McNamara},
  journal={Qualitative Social Work},
  pages={161 - 177}
  • P. McNamara
  • Published 1 June 2009
  • Sociology
  • Qualitative Social Work
For millennia, women have carried culture across time and space. They have been the traditional custodians of folklore and fable. Women are expert at conducting rituals, holding secrets and telling stories. Yet the meanings they ascribe to situations, events and processes have often gone unheard or unheeded outside the safety of the `sisterhood'. Even there, women's voices can be silenced. Ethnography would appear offer the perfect window through which to access women's wisdom and experience… 

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