Accepted paper:

Time travel as research method for reverse engineering feminist archives

Authors:

Niamh Moore (University of Edinburgh)
Niamh Moore (University of Edinburgh)
Niamh Moore (University of Edinburgh)

Paper short abstract:

We explore live and archival methods focusing on a project that involves the reverse engineering of thirty year old study of teenage sexuality. We elaborate on the importance of feminist methodologies in a transdiciplinary archival turn, operationalizing time as a resource for feminist analysis.

Paper long abstract:

In this paper we explore how live and archival methods can be brought together in social research, focusing on a project that involves the reverse engineering of thirty year old study of teenage sexuality. In the paper we elaborate on the important place of feminist methodologies within a transdiciplinary archival turn and conceptualise a series of moves that operationalize time itself as a resource for social analysis. These include rematriating and reanimating data, and different kinds of temporal mash-ups. Our focus on women of different generations together researching time, technology and teenage sexuality allows us to image time travel as a feminist methodological practice that connects academia to other knowledge communities .

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