A cisgender girl in a transgender world : The methodological challenges of researching in the transgender community
Papazian, Natasha (2013) A cisgender girl in a transgender world : The methodological challenges of researching in the transgender community. In Richards, Kelly & Tauri, Juan Marcellus (Eds.) Crime, Justice and Social Democracy : Proceedings of the Second International Conference, Crime and Justice Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, pp. 148-154.
The available research literature on intimate partner violence is often centred around a heteronormative understanding of gender, relationships and violence. When it comes to intimate partner violence in the transgender community, the research is limited or nonexistent due in part to the methodological issues of visibility and access by those outside this community. Drawing from Renzetti (1992, 1995), McClennen (2003), and the feminist participatory research model, this paper examines the techniques for overcoming the methodological barriers as a cisgender or 'normatively gendered' woman in a transgender community. Throughout the research with the transgender community, five strategies for overcoming methodological barriers were developed: Cultural Immersion, Commitment and Visibility, Sensitivity and Acceptance, Honesty, and Communication. This paper explores how utilising these strategies enabled access to the transgender community in order to conduct effective research.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||gender, sexuality and justice, Cisgender Girl, intimate partner violence, transgender|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
|Deposited On:||26 May 2014 01:09|
|Last Modified:||26 May 2014 21:58|
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