A poem about studying women as perpetrators of violence that is not

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Department of Social Research (2010-2017) en
dc.contributor.author Venäläinen, Satu
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-06T22:37:25Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-26T02:45:45Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Venäläinen , S 2018 , ' A poem about studying women as perpetrators of violence that is not ' , Qualitative Research in Psychology , vol. 15 , no. 2-3 , pp. 188-191 . https://doi.org/10.1080/14780887.2018.1429853 en
dc.identifier.issn 1478-0887
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dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0003-3298-1336/work/45626857
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/298763
dc.description.abstract The following poem crystallizes some of the core dilemmas and affects I have encountered in my research on the challenging and complex topic of women as perpetrators of violence. It engages, in particular, with the topic of emotions in research (e.g., Dickson-Swift et al. 2009); relations among research topics, theories, and methodologies; the possibilities for fluidity in these relations (see, e.g., Childers 2014); and the dilemmas in researching groups designated as "other" in wide-ranging socio- cultural practices (Kitzinger & Wilkinson 1996). Through the engagements with these issues, the poem also attunes to ambivalent relations between different research paradigms and their epistemological and ontological background assumptions. This attunement takes inspiration from socalled postqualitative approaches (St. Pierre 2011) that are based on questioning the assumptions at the very core of conventional research practices in qualitative inquiry and hence on troubling their taken-forgrantedness. The use of art forms such as poetic writing allows for practicing research in ways that question conventional methodologies by pointing toward a plurality of meanings that exceeds simplistic or reductionist interpretations (Richardson & St. Pierre 2005). It can therefore enhance reflexivity and ethicality in research by laying emphasis on the existence of alternatives in terms of approaches adopted and interpretations made. In line with these thoughts, the following poem aims to engage with the tension between different approaches and in relations between approaches and research areas, without attempting to dissolve it. To ensure anonymity, the descriptions of research encounters in the poem are purposefully vague and not based on any singular encounters but amalgams of various ones. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Qualitative Research in Psychology
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dc.subject 5144 Social psychology en
dc.subject EMOTIONS en
dc.subject METHODOLOGY en
dc.subject poetic writing en
dc.subject QUALITATIVE RESEARCH en
dc.subject VIOLENCE en
dc.title A poem about studying women as perpetrators of violence that is not en
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dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1080/14780887.2018.1429853
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