A Research Companion
Edited by Mustafa F. Özbiligin
Chapter 14: Feminist Psychosocial Approaches to Relationality, Recognition and Denial
14. Feminist psychosocial approaches to relationality, recognition and denial Shona Hunter INTRODUCTION [George] There are times when I’ve had to reflect on those sort of categorisations [gender and ethnicity], in a way, um, yes, um I have to think about it, um, in my, working relationships, urm, in terms of ur, you know, maybe a female colleague, and I can’t necessarily that clearly pin down, [whispering] its kind of, it is a theme, that, that runs through and surfaces, at times with different people. I mean, sometimes with some people it’s much more acute, for some reason, than with other people. With other people I scarcely notice, that we’re a different gender, but, with some people there are things that somehow, bring us back to the forefront, time and again. [Shona] Can you think about an example? [George] Yes, I can. Urm, but, but often it’ll be, the reasons for that, will remain concealed, um, and I may at various points speculate as to WHAT IT IS, um, but, unless a person chooses to sort of SHARE what might be very intimate stuff, you know, I’ll never actually know, what it is, that makes the gender thing, a live thing between us, you know? [long pause] Um, I can think of one, maybe two relationships like that, where I know it IS AN issue, but I can’t quite often put my finger on what it is, because it’s locked, like, I don’t know, I can’t really say, define what it...
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