The longevity of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center in San Antonio, Texas, suggests that it is possible for a social change organization to simultaneously address racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, imperialism, environmental justice, and peace--and to succeed. Activism, Alliance Building, and the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center uses ethnographic research to provide an instructive case study of the importance and challenges of confronting injustice in all of its manifestations.
Feminist researchers bring unique epistemological and methodological perspectives to the research process. Feminists' approach to methodology allows for `new' types of questions about women's lives and those of `other/ed' marginalized groups to be addressed within their respective fields of research. This Handbook stresses the interconnections between epistemology, methodology and methods.
For practical advice and resources about ethnographic fieldwork, check out the fieldwork guide.