Overcoming ambivalence: the challenges of exploring socially charged issues.

@article{Clarke2003OvercomingAT,
  title={Overcoming ambivalence: the challenges of exploring socially charged issues.},
  author={Laura Hurd Clarke},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  year={2003},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={718-35}
}
In this article, the author considers the challenges associated with the investigation of sensitive and socially charged issues. Drawing on a qualitative study of older women's body image and embodied experience, she discusses how societal ambivalence toward older women's bodies and appearances shapes and constrains the establishment of rapport between a young researcher and the study participants. Exploring the internalized anxiety expressed by the women, she investigates how life history… CONTINUE READING