Methodological Imaginations

  • E. Stina Lyon
  • Joan Busfield

Part of the Explorations in Sociology book series (EIS)

About this book


This book brings together a collection of essays which look creatively and imaginatively at issues of research methods and methodology in sociology. Some papers critically revisit and redefine techniques such as the classic community study, the use of diaries, photography and art, others examine the need for reflexivity in the research process and the epistemological issues arising from being a researcher in administrative and political contexts. The diversity of research approaches discussed in this reader should make it an important contribution to research methods teaching for undergraduate and graduate students of sociology.


community emotion feminism gender identity interview methodology methods Nation politics qualitative research social research sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • E. Stina Lyon
    • 1
  • Joan Busfield
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of SociologySouth Bank UniversityLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of SociologyUniversity of EssexColchesterUK

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