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Research Process, Part II – Sources

Click here for Part I: Choosing a research topic Sometimes I have a very clear idea of my project before I start looking for articles, books, and other materials to support my argument. More often, though, I have a general idea of my topic and then do a catalog search in an academic/university library. Tip: many…

Review of A. Jaggar (ed.) “Just Methods: An Interdisciplinary feminist reader”

Jaggar, Alison M.(ed) Just Methods: An Interdisciplinary Feminist Reader. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2008. pp 516. ISBN: 978-1-59451-204-9.   In Just Methods: An Interdisciplinary Feminist Reader, editor Alison Jaggar offers an excellent introduction to the field of feminist studies, a field which is diverse, and perpetually expanding. Jaggar explicitly states in the Introduction that there isn’t…

Reading strategies – interlude

One of the great things about reading More Than Belief (or any academic text) outside of a classroom setting is that I can take my time instead of needing to zip through eleven chapters in under a week. The downsides are obvious: no discussion of the concepts, and the motivation to keep reading is entirely self-generated. As…

Reading strategies, part two

Now that I’ve gathered several sets of guidelines and critical reading strategies, it’s time to figure out what to do with them (i.e. how to apply them to what I’m reading). I’ve already started reading Manuel Vásquez’s More Than Belief: A Materialist Theory of Religion, so I’m going to take a step or two back.…