This page contains information about research groups with cognate interests; recommended reading on topics related to families, identities, and gender; and links to scholarly resources related to families, identities, and gender.

Research Groups

  • Cardiff Fertility Studies: A group of researchers dedicated to studying all aspects of fertility health in order to better understand the experiences of men and women trying to become parents.
  • Gendered Research Opportunities is a new research unit based in the Politics Department (Cardiff University) which provides students with the chance to explore key issues surrounding gender (in)equality.
  • Sexualities and Gender Research Group: This Cardiff University-based research cluster brings together people interested and involved in research on sexuality and/or gender.

Recommended Reading

Emotion and the Researcher

These books and articles were recommended by speakers at the Emotion and the Researcher Workshops in January and March 2014.

References from Janet Fink’s paper:

  • Kristin Blakely (2007) ‘Reflections on the role of emotion in feminist research’. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 6 (2), pp.59-68.
  • Kalwant Bhopal (2010) ‘Gender, identity and experience: researching marginalised groups’. Women’s Studies International Forum, 33, 188-195.
  • Sandra Bucerius (2013) ‘Becoming a “trusted outsider”: gender, ethnicity and inequality in ethnographic research’. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 42 (6), pp.690-721.
  • Janet Holland (2007) ‘Emotions and research’. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 10 (3), pp. 195-209.

References from Tracey Loughran’s paper:

  • Alexander, Sally. ‘Becoming A Woman in London in the 1920s and ‘30s’. In her Becoming A Woman and Other Essays in 19th and 20th Century Feminist History (London, 1994), pp. 203-25.
  • Colls, Robert. ‘When We Lived in Communities: Working-Class Culture and its Critics’, in R. Colls and R. Rodger (eds), Cities of Ideas: Civil Society and Urban Governance in Britain, 1800-2000: Essays in Honour of David Reeder (Aldershot, 2004), pp. 283-307.
  • Heron, Liz (ed.), Truth, Dare or Promise: Girls Growing Up in the Fifties (London, 1985).
  • Hoggart, Richard. The Uses of Literacy (Harmondsworth, 1958).
  • Steedman, Carolyn. Landscape for a Good Woman (London, 1986).
  • Walkerdine, Valerie. Schoolgirl Fictions (London, 1990).

References from Dawn Mannay’s paper:

  • Brady, G. and Brown, G. 2013. Rewarding but let’s talk about the challenges: using arts based methods in research with young mothers. Methodological Innovations Online, 8(1), pp. 99-112.
  • Delamont, S. and Atkinson, P. 1995. Fighting familiarity: essays on education and ethnography. Cresskill, N.J.: Hampton Press.
  • Fink, J. and Lomax, H. (eds) (2012) Images and Inequalities: Implications for Policy and Research, Critical Social Policy, Themed Issue, 32 (1).
  • Hearne, J. 2012. in Emergent writing methodologies in feminist studies. Edited by Mona Livholts. London: Routledge.
  • Mannay, D. 2014 (forthcoming). Story telling beyond the academy: exploring roles, responsibilities and regulations in the Open Access dissemination of research outputs and visual data. The Journal of Corporate Citizenship.
  • Mannay, D. 2013. ‘Who put that on there… why why why?:’ Power games and participatory techniques of visual data production. Visual Studies, 28 (2), pp.136-146.
  • Mannay, D. 2013. ‘I like rough pubs’: exploring places of safety and danger in violent and abusive relationships. Families, Relationships and Societies, 2 (1), 131-137.
  • Mannay, D. 2011. Taking refuge in the branches of a guava tree: the difficulty of retaining consenting and non-consenting participants’ confidentiality as an indigenous researcher. Qualitative Inquiry, 17 (10), 962-964.
  • Mannay, D. 2010. Making the familiar strange: Can visual research methods render the familiar setting more perceptible? Qualitative Research, 10 (1), 91-111.
  • Pease, B. 2012. in Emergent writing methodologies in feminist studies. Edited by Mona Livholts. London: Routledge.
  • Rose, G. 2001. Visual methodologies. London: Sage.