Researching into mothers’ violence: Some thoughts on the process

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In 1993 I began researching into mothers’ physical violence towards their children. This chapter was begun some time ago and is part of an ongoing attempt to think through some of the issues that have arisen in the course of this research which primarily appear to concern the relationship and interrelationship of topic, theory and method. It will attempt to interrogate the biographical, theoretical and practical conditions which have enabled and constrained my relationship with the topic and the research method chosen. The ‘fit’ between theory and method will be a particular concern, reflecting both the importance this has begun to assume in my own work but also a wish to contribute to feminist debates in this area.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPractice and Research in Social Work
Subtitle of host publicationPostmodern Feminist Perspectives
EditorsBarbara Fawcett, Brid Featherstone, Jan Fook, Amy Rossiter
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)0203981979, 9781134646913
ISBN (Print)0415195128, 9780415195126, 9780415195119, 041519511X
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 1999
Externally publishedYes


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