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dc.contributor.authorGuha, Mirna
dc.contributor.editorSweetman, Caroline
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-31T15:07:08Z
dc.date.available2019-10-31T15:07:08Z
dc.date.issued2019-11-05
dc.identifier.issn1355-2074
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13552074.2019.1664045
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/620899
dc.descriptionThis article reflects on insights gathered from doing feminist research during my doctoral studies in international development. My research focused on the lives of women formerly and currently in sex work in Eastern India, and their experiences and resistance of everyday violence. I argue that the adoption of a life-history interviewing method created possibilities to move away from standard topics associated with sex work, and allowed women in sex work to discuss the dynamism and fluidity within their lives, within, before, and after sex work. I also explore how this method enabled the theme of koshto (pain) to emerge which challenges the framing of violence in sex work as exceptional. I argue that women in sex work need to feel heard and acknowledged within feminist research, not simply as subjects of knowledge gathering or to inform development discourses and interventions, but as human beings with dynamic personhoods. Finally, I share lessons learnt which can be useful to future feminist researchers researching sex work, within a current environment of ideologically polarised discussions on victimhood and agency in sex work.en_US
dc.format.extent16en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherOxfam GBen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/do-you-really-want-to-hear-about-my-life-doing-feminist-research-with-women-in-620899
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.title‘Do you really want to hear about my life?’: doing ‘feminist research’ with women in sex work in Eastern Indiaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9221
dc.identifier.journalGender & Developmenten_US
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use. Can be shared outside Oxfamen_US
oxfam.subject.countryIndiaen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordFeminist researchen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordLife-history interviewsen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordSex worken_US
oxfam.subject.keywordEastern Indiaen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordKoshtoen_US
prism.issuenameFeminist Values in Researchen_US
prism.number3en_US
prism.volume27en_US


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