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Griffin, Gabriele, ProfORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-1236-4691
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Griffin, G. (2018). "It's not just a matter of speaking...": the vicissitudes of cross-cultural interviewing. QUALITATIVE RESEARCH JOURNAL, 18(2), 105-114
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"It's not just a matter of speaking...": the vicissitudes of cross-cultural interviewing
2018 (English)In: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH JOURNAL, ISSN 1443-9883, Vol. 18, no 2, p. 105-114Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose - In "Can the subaltern speak?," Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak makes the important distinction between representation as "Vertretung" and "Darstellung." She also produces a strong version of whom she regards as a subaltern woman. Thirty years on both the distinction between "Vertretung" and "Darstellung" and the question of who the subaltern woman is, remain extremely important, not least in methodological considerations in cross-cultural contexts. A number of questions may be asked in relation to representation, such as: how distinct are its two meanings in the interviewing context? And how do they relate to the notion of the co-production of knowledge which has gained such traction in the past three decades? The paper aims to discuss these issues.

Design/methodology/approach - In this paper, I draw on cross-cultural interviewing experiences. Starting from the silence of illiterate rural women in a study conducted in Madhya Pradesh, India, in 2011 (Mohanraj), this paper draws on the research experiences of the author and a number of projects reported on in Cross-Cultural Interviewing (Griffin, 2016) to elucidate how one might re-think both representation and subalternality in the contemporary globalized context.

Findings - The experiences of cross-cultural interviewing I draw on in this paper show that in the contemporary context subalternality may be more productively understood in terms of a continuum rather than as the radical state of unreachable, unspeaking alterity that Spivak proposes.

Originality/value - The paper contributes new perspectives on Spivak's notion of the unspeaking alterity of the subaltern in light of globalized developments over the past 30 years and specific experiences of cross-cultural interviewing, as these comment on Spivak's insights.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD, 2018
Keywords
Representation, Cross-cultural, Feminist methodology, Co-production of knowledge, Cross-cultural interviewing, Gayatri Spivak, Subalternality
National Category
Cultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-356333 (URN)10.1108/QRJ-D-17-00050 (DOI)000432187000004 ()
Available from: 2018-07-24 Created: 2018-07-24 Last updated: 2018-07-24Bibliographically approved
Griffin, G. (2017). A Dictionary of Gender Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Dictionary of Gender Studies
2017 (English)Book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017
Series
Quick Reference, E-ISSN 9780191834837
Keywords
gender studies, feminist methodology, feminist epistemology
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-339954 (URN)10.1093/acref/9780191834837.001.0001 (DOI)0191834831 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-01-24 Created: 2018-01-24 Last updated: 2018-01-31Bibliographically approved
Jordal, M. & Griffin, G. (2017). Clitoral Reconstruction: understanding Changing Gendered Health Care Needs in a Globalized Europe. The European Journal of Women's Studies, 1-14
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Clitoral Reconstruction: understanding Changing Gendered Health Care Needs in a Globalized Europe
2017 (English)In: The European Journal of Women's Studies, ISSN 1350-5068, E-ISSN 1461-7420, ISSN 1350-5068, p. 1-14Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The migratory flows of recent decades that have exercised Europe as a socio-political and economic entity have produced extensive responses and interventions from European gender scholars. One relatively recent phenomenon in this context is the question of reparative surgical interventions, specifically clitoral reconstruction, in cases where women who have migrated to Europe have experienced female genital cutting. Clitoral reconstruction, which this article begins to explore, is recent in part because the related surgery was only established in the 1990s and is to date only practised in a few European countries, and in part because the research with women who ask for and have undergone such surgery has also only recently begun. This article is therefore an initial attempt to map some of the related terrain and to suggest further work that needs to be done in this increasingly important area.

Keywords
Clitoral reconstruction (CR), female genital cutting (FGC), gendered health care, migration, minority rights
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-339949 (URN)10.1177/1350506817742679 (DOI)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2018-01-24 Created: 2018-01-24 Last updated: 2018-02-21Bibliographically approved
Griffin, G. (2017). Elizabeth Mavor. In: Sir David Cannadine (Ed.), Dictionary of National Biography: . Oxford: Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Elizabeth Mavor
2017 (English)In: Dictionary of National Biography / [ed] Sir David Cannadine, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017
Keywords
Elizabeth Mavor, novelist, biographer
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-339955 (URN)
Available from: 2018-01-24 Created: 2018-01-24 Last updated: 2018-01-31Bibliographically approved
Griffin, G. (2017). Erasing Mother, Seeking Father: Biotechnological Interventions, Anxieties over Motherhood and Donor Offspring’s Narratives of Self. In: Gill Rye, Victoria Browne, Adalgisa Giorgio, Emily Jeremiah, Abigail Lee Six (Ed.), Motherhood in Literature and Culture: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Europe (pp. 85-95). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Erasing Mother, Seeking Father: Biotechnological Interventions, Anxieties over Motherhood and Donor Offspring’s Narratives of Self
2017 (English)In: Motherhood in Literature and Culture: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Europe / [ed] Gill Rye, Victoria Browne, Adalgisa Giorgio, Emily Jeremiah, Abigail Lee Six, London: Routledge, 2017, p. 85-95Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2017
Keywords
biotechnology, parenthood, lesbian mothers, donor offspring
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-339951 (URN)9781138648173 (ISBN)9781315626581 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-01-24 Created: 2018-01-24 Last updated: 2018-01-31Bibliographically approved
Griffin, G. (2017). Great Britain: main Research Areas in UK Gender Studies. In: Beate Kortendiek, Birgit Riegraf, Katja Sabisch (Ed.), Handbuch Interdisziplinäre Geschlechterforschung: . Heidelberg: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg
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2017 (English)In: Handbuch Interdisziplinäre Geschlechterforschung / [ed] Beate Kortendiek, Birgit Riegraf, Katja Sabisch, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2017Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Heidelberg: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2017
Keywords
gender studies, biotechnology, feminist methodology, feminist security studies
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-339953 (URN)978-3-658-12500-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-01-24 Created: 2018-01-24 Last updated: 2018-01-31Bibliographically approved
Martinsson, L., Griffin, G. & Nygren, K. G. (2016). Afterword: rethinking gender equality. In: Lena Martinsson, Gabriele Griffin, Katarina Giritli Nygren (Ed.), Challenging The Myth Of Gender Equality In Sweden: (pp. 211-215). Bristol: Policy Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Afterword: rethinking gender equality
2016 (English)In: Challenging The Myth Of Gender Equality In Sweden / [ed] Lena Martinsson, Gabriele Griffin, Katarina Giritli Nygren, Bristol: Policy Press, 2016, p. 211-215Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bristol: Policy Press, 2016
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-299785 (URN)000375483700010 ()2-s2.0-84978187325 (Scopus ID)9781447325963 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-07-27 Created: 2016-07-27 Last updated: 2017-01-25Bibliographically approved
Martinsson, L., Griffin, G. & Giritli Nygren, K. (Eds.). (2016). Challenging the Myth of Gender Equality in Sweden. Bristol: Policy Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenging the Myth of Gender Equality in Sweden
2016 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Sweden is often considered one of the most gender-equal countries in the world and held up as a model to follow, but the reality is more complex. This is the first book to explode the myth of Swedish gender equality, both offering a new perspective for an international audience, and suggesting how equality might be rethought more generally. While the authors argue that the gender-equality mantra in Sweden has led to a society with increased opportunities for some, they also assert that the dominant norm of gender equality has become nationalistic and builds upon heteronormative and racial principles. Examining the changing meanings and parameters of gender equality against the country's social-democratic tradition and in the light of contemporary neoliberal ideologies, the book constitutes an urgent contribution to the debates about gender-equality policies and politics.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bristol: Policy Press, 2016. p. 222
Keywords
gender equality; normalization; govern mentality; racism; Swedish exceptionalism
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-279265 (URN)2-s2.0-84978180113 (Scopus ID)978-1-56581-231-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-02-29 Created: 2016-02-29 Last updated: 2016-12-13Bibliographically approved
Griffin, G. (Ed.). (2016). Cross-Cultural Interviewing: Feminist Experiences and Reflections. New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cross-Cultural Interviewing: Feminist Experiences and Reflections
2016 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Interviewing is one of the most common techniques used to conduct qualitative research in the social sciences and humanities. As a result of globalization, researchers increasingly conduct interviews cross-, inter-and intra-nationally. This raises important questions about how differences and sameness are understood and negotiated within the interview situation, as well as the power structures at play within qualitative research, and the role that reflexivity plays in mediating these. What does it mean to interview Black women as a Black woman? How is ethnicity negotiated across various qualitative research encounters? How are differences bridged or asserted in feminist interviewing? These are just some of the questions explored in the chapters in this volume. Drawing on their recent research, the contributors detail their experiences of engaging in qualitative interviewing and examine how they negotiated the various dilemmas they encountered. The contributions challenge some of the assumptions made in early feminist work on interviewing, providing nuanced accounts of actual research experiences. This volume explores the practice and implications of conducting cross-, inter-and intra-cultural interviewing, bringing together researchers from a range of disciplines and countries to describe and analyse both its vicissitudes and its advantages.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2016. p. 230
Series
Routledge Advances in Research Methods
Keywords
cross-cultural interviewing; research methods; feminist research
National Category
Sociology Gender Studies
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-278976 (URN)10.4324/9781315693972 (DOI)2-s2.0-84957374692 (Scopus ID)9781138909410 (ISBN)9781317438106 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-02-26 Created: 2016-02-26 Last updated: 2017-01-25Bibliographically approved
Griffin, G. (2016). Interviewing as Negotiation. In: Gabriele Griffin (Ed.), Cross-Cultural Interviewing: Feminist Experiences and Reflections (pp. 15-29). Abingdon: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Interviewing as Negotiation
2016 (English)In: Cross-Cultural Interviewing: Feminist Experiences and Reflections / [ed] Gabriele Griffin, Abingdon: Routledge, 2016, p. 15-29Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2016
Series
Routledge Advances in Research Methods
Keywords
interviewing, research methods, cross-cultural interviewing
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-299961 (URN)2-s2.0-84957397302 (Scopus ID)9781138909410 (ISBN)9781317438106 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-07-31 Created: 2016-07-31 Last updated: 2017-01-03Bibliographically approved
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