Crafting Collaborative Research Methodologies demonstrates a number of collaborative, visual and narrative methods that explore the promises and the ethical, relational complexities inherent in collaborative research.

It engages with both the potentials and complexities of doing collaborative analysis and offers a medley of methods for analysis. These methods revolve around co-produced texts from Peru, Denmark and Bolivia, and involve images, memory work and practical approaches to intersectionality thinking. Through detailed explorations of the complex interweaving of issues of meaning-making, difference and the co-production of knowledges, dynamics of social exclusion and segregation become visible in the nexus between evocation and interpretation. Christina Hee Pedersen takes up the poststructuralist challenge of including researcher subjectivity as part of the analysis and, through a lively writing style, the reader is invited to engage in this analysis of the performativity of selves.

This book can inspire analytical thinking for researchers and advanced students interested in expanding the rich dialogues among feminists doing poststructuralist and interdisciplinary inquiry, and for all students of qualitative and collaborative methodologies.

chapter 1|26 pages

Speaking an opening text

About thinking positions

chapter 2|32 pages

A conceptual repertoire for analysis

Crosscutting concepts

chapter 3|20 pages

‘The Image Exercise’

A collaborative method to explore relations and meanings

chapter 4|19 pages

Putting ‘The Image Exercise’ to work

On gender and humour

chapter 5|16 pages

To take on memory work

Surrendering to collaboration and process

chapter 6|18 pages

Longing for feminist activism

The doings in memory work

chapter 7|10 pages

Bodies in a text

Exploring the productivity of difference

chapter 8|24 pages

Attending to the tensions

Putting intersectional thinking to work

chapter 9|24 pages

Taking in and speaking out social differentiation

Moving evocation and interpretation

chapter 10|21 pages

Pushing the boundaries

Ideas to generate texts for analysis