Category Archives: Research Methodologies

Notes for my MA curatorial practice module ‘Research Methodologies’

Jon Milwards Blog: ‘Dirty Words’ and ‘Life of a Call Girl’

In October 2010 Jon Millward (journalist/writer/social commentator) carried out a textual analysis of over a million words used, in field reports, to descibe escorts by the men who had paid for them.  He looked at the frequency of descriptive words and plotted … Continue reading

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The ‘ventiloquist’s dummy’ – interpreting interviews as research method

 Wendy Chapkis (Live Sex Acts, Women Performing Erotic Labour. 1997) discussed the problems she faced when interpreting or editing the material from informal discussion based intervews with prostitutes to be used as a research method in the context here of her … Continue reading

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Ethno-mimesis as performative praxis. Re-presenting the lived experience of prostitution.

Maggie O’Neil used the ‘intertextuality’ of live performance art and photography as part of her own ethnographic research methodology defined as ‘ethno-mimesis’, re-presenting the lived experiences of women working as prostitutes into wider societies. ‘Mimesis is the process whereby we assimilate … Continue reading

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Generations and Geographies

‘We are texts, textures, weavings of multiple positionalities on the double axis of generations and geographies’ Griselda Pollack in ‘Encounters in the Virtual Feminist Museum’, Routledge (page 12)

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