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Researching trafficked women: on institutional resistance and the limits to feminist reflexivity

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This article exposes methodological barriers we encountered in a small research project on women trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation and our attempts, drawing on feminist and emergent methods, to resolve them. It critically assesses the role of institutional gatekeepers and the practical challenges faced in obtaining data directly from trafficking victims. Such difficulties, it suggests, spring at least in part from lingering disagreements within the feminist academic, legal, an...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/1077800411423192

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Law, Centre for Criminology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Law, Centre for Criminology
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Bosworth, M
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Publisher:
SAGE Publisher's website
Journal:
Qualitative Inquiry Journal website
Volume:
17
Issue:
9
Pages:
769-779
Publication date:
2011-11-05
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EISSN:
1552-7565
ISSN:
1077-8004
URN:
uuid:c2d473f5-170f-4ac1-9062-086c114e4b8c
Source identifiers:
347385
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pubs:347385

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