Co-fielding in qualitative interviews: gender, knowledge and interaction in a study of (pro)feminist men
2011 (English)In: Qualitative Inquiry, ISSN 1077-8004, E-ISSN 1552-7565, Vol. 17, no 4, 364-378 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The article is located within research on cross-gender interviewing and concerns methodological and analytical challenges in a study of (pro) feminist men and seeks to contribute to the literature on interview interaction and the knowledge to be gained from such research experiences. The article discusses the negotiation of interviewer/interviewee interaction, practices of gender and theoretical knowledge along with how this might influence the coconstruction of interview performances. Interviewees reflexively turned narratives into theoretical analysis which turned out to be important aspects of presentation of self and in the doings of gender and feminism. The concept of "cofielding" is introduced to address these interview performances but is suggested to have a wider applicability to studies of researcher/researched relationships characterized by discursive closeness and overlapping positions. Cofielding practices point to how the doings of interviewer/interviewee and power relationships can be performed and negotiated-even played with in the speech act of interview interaction.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 17, no 4, 364-378 p.
interview interaction, interview performance, reflexivity, co-fielding, men, masculinity, feminism, profe-minism, doing gender
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-145851DOI: 10.1177/1077800411401199ISI: 000289278400008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-145851DiVA: diva2:397056