Men researching men in prison: the challenges for profeminist research

COWBURN, M. (2007). Men researching men in prison: the challenges for profeminist research. Howard journal of criminal justice, 46 (3), 276-288.

[img]
Preview
PDF
Download (90kB) | Preview
    Link to published version:: 10.1111/j.1468-2311.2007.00474.x

    Abstract

    This article addresses epistemological and practical issues in conducting research in male prisons from a profeminist standpoint. It considers the role of the male researcher in engaging with prison masculinities and a sexist prison culture. It gives examples of difficulties in managing the profeminist research role in the wider prison and it highlights difficulties that may occur within in interviews. Adapting Goffman’s (1970) strategies for inmate survival it concludes that the most appropriate researcher strategy for not compromising the standpoint of the study and yet sustaining a project in prison may be for the researcher to (reflectively) ‘play it cool’ (Goffman 1970, p.64).

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The definitive version is available at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118511166/abstract
    Research Institute, Centre or Group: Hallam Centre for Community Justice
    Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1468-2311.2007.00474.x
    Depositing User: Ann Betterton
    Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2008
    Last Modified: 21 Dec 2010 11:31
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/605

    Actions (login required)

    View Item

    Downloads

    Downloads per month over past year

    View more statistics