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Researching young women's bodies: Values, dilemmas and contradictions

Frost, Liz


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Liz Frost
Associate Professor in Social Work


Andy Bennett

Mark Cieslik

Steven Miles

Publication Date Nov 1, 2004
Journal Palgrave Macmillan
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Pages 120-137
Book Title Researching Youth
ISBN 9781403905734
Keywords young women, body values, body image
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Additional Information Additional Information : Researching Young Women's Bodies examines the methodological difficulties in applying post-modern paradigms within qualitative research with young women. The ethical frameworks for 'sensitive' research (in relation to 'body-hatred') are also examined. The author undertook an original piece of qualitative research in a psychiatric facility and school with a sixth form, to look at attitudes towards the body. This paper examines the specific difficulties in planning such sensitive research and critically examines the solutions developed by the author.