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Women, Genocide, and Memory: The Ethics of Feminist Ethnography in Holocaust Research
Janet Liebman Jacobs
Gender and Society
Vol. 18, No. 2 (Apr., 2004), pp. 223-238
Published by: Sage Publications, Inc.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4149434
Page Count: 16
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This article explores the ethical dilemmas of doing a feminist ethnography of gender and Holocaust memory. In response to the conflicts the author experienced as both a participant/Jewish woman and an observer/feminist ethnographer, she engaged in a critical examination of her research methods and goals that led to an exploration into the complex moral issues that inform research on women and genocide specifically and feminist ethnographies of violence more generally. Drawing on her fieldwork at Holocaust sites in Eastern Europe, she identified three sources of methodological tension that developed during the research process: Role conflicts in the research setting, gender selectivity in studies of ethnic and racial violence, and the sexual objectification of women in academic discourse on violence and genocide. Each of these ethical tensions is examined from the standpoint of research on gender and the Holocaust.
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