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Crewe, Emma (2014) 'Ethnographic research in gendered organizations: the case of the Westminster parliament.' Politics and Gender, 10 (4). pp. 673-678.

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An account of undertaking ethnographic research in the House of Lords and the House of Commons and contrasting the findings. Ethnographic methods could be valuable for feminist scholars of political institutions in encouraging them to pay more attention to their own assumptions and their informants’ cultural specificity and context, to diversity between informants and within social groups, and to social change. Universal models should be treated with caution, as rules are embedded within the specific cultural meaning making and social relations in that particular place, time, and organization. Gendered differences may be universal, but the forms they take are endlessly varied.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Parliament, gender, feminism, anthropology
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Anthropology and Sociology
ISSN: 17439248
Copyright Statement: © The Women and Politics Research Section of the American Political Science Association 2014. This is the published version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
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Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2016 16:28

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