Feminist memory work in Action: Method and Practicalities

Heather Fraser, Deidre Michell

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    Abstract

    This is a report on how (pro)feminist social workers might use the qualitative research methodology, memory work. The first section acknowledges the pioneering work of Frigga Haug in the conception and use of memory work and considers the underlying assumptions of the methodology and prescribed uses of the method. In the second section, we use a recent memory-work project conducted with women social science students/graduates, who come from low-socio-economic backgrounds, to illustrate memory-work processes in action. Here, we emphasise the potential benefits of using the method, which include its ability to inspire trust and solidarity in a group setting and connect the personal with the political.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)321-337
    Number of pages17
    JournalQualitative Social Work
    Volume14
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2015

    Keywords

    • ethics
    • feminist memory work
    • Memories
    • politics and practicalities

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