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Humanities 2018, 7(3), 85; https://doi.org/10.3390/h7030085

Crank up the Feminism: Poetic Inquiry as Feminist Methodology

Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403, USA
Received: 23 June 2018 / Revised: 15 August 2018 / Accepted: 17 August 2018 / Published: 23 August 2018
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In this autoethnographic essay, the author argues for the use of poetic inquiry as a feminist methodology by showing her use of poetry as research method during the past 13 years. Through examples of her poetic inquiry work, the author details how poetry as research offers Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies scholars a means of doing, showing, and teaching embodiment and reflexivity, a way to refuse the mind-body dialectic, a form of feminist ethnography, and a catalyst for social agitation and change. The author uses examples of her ethnographic poetry that critique middle-class White motherhood, address the problems of White feminism, and reflects the nuances of identity negotiation in research and personal life to show the breadth of topics and approaches of poetic inquiry as feminist research practice and feminist pedagogy. View Full-Text
Keywords: autoethnography; embodiment; feminist methodology; feminist research practice; poetry; poetic inquiry; Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies autoethnography; embodiment; feminist methodology; feminist research practice; poetry; poetic inquiry; Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies
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