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Comparing and contrasting the methodologies of the two core texts Surviving Sexual Violence by Liz Kelly and The Sociology of Housework byAnne Oakley.

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Compare and Contrast the methodologies of any two core texts. This essay will be based on comparing and contrasting the methodologies of the two core texts Surviving Sexual Violence by Liz Kelly and The Sociology of Housework by Anne Oakley. The Sociology of Housework by Anne Oakley is based on the individual identity of a housewife and her social role. It establishes the women and their feelings towards being a housewife. The text attains the real situation of women working as housewives and not being paid for what they do. The research done by Anne Oakley shows the attitudes of tasks done by the women and the number of hours they work. The feeling of repetitiveness and disintegration that many of the women experience is illustrated between their satisfaction and dissatisfaction. The differences in class and upbringing is discussed as well as the capability of the women being able to balance out their upbringing in motherhood, coping with their husbands and the wife role with being a housewife. Surviving Sexual Violence by Liz Kelly is based on women being interviewed about the topic of a whole range of forms of sexual violence. Sexual violence is a very powerful issue and could be very disturbing. The opportunity to develop and validate the different forms of sexual violence as diversity on concentrating on how women classify their experiences and how they develop strategies to resist, cope with and survive sexual violence was researched and established by Liz Kelly. ...read more.

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After this the redraft of the interview was discussed with friends and academic colleagues. This gave an emphasis of inclusion on which focuses on the future and not the past. 'This mean that potentially distressing interviews could end on a positive, forward-looking note' (Kelly). Questions about diversity of possible experiences of sexual violence were situated in structure of women's lives. One of the main issues to discover was whether women had made their experiences public, as of this, it was required that a year gap was left between the incidence of the assault and interview. It was part of the potential interest of the women being interviewed that the women choose to participate; this gave the women the essence of trustworthiness between them and the interviewer. 'Sociologists have stressed the importance of establishing and maintaining trust in sociological research' (Kelly). The majority of the volunteers came from talks Kelly had made. Before conducting any of the interviews the volunteers interested in the research being done, were all sent out a letter explaining the aims of the project and participation they would be involved in. A replying letter was attached to arrange an interview or reasons why they were unable to participate with support service information sheets. A method of steps taken before the interviews were to divide the women in four groups of 15 women; 15 women of self-declared experiences of rape, 15 incest, 15 domestic violence and 15 women who did not have experience of sexual violence. ...read more.

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'Ask respondents themselves to make the assessments' (Oakley). 'Women who participated controlled the content to their interview' (Kelly). Oakley and Kelly have had similar methods of using their techniques of interviewing but from another aspect it was shown that as well as the interviews done Oakley had conducted multiple choice questionnaires which would be easier for the women, regarding the opinions and attitudes of the housework in general. Kelly had also done a different source by using figures and tables with coding of the distress shown in interviews by the women. Both Oakley and Kelly gained insight into the deep feelings and experiences of the women and found trust with them. Oakley found the nature of the housework through the interviews over the phone with the women and she took much less time to gain important insights into how women feel about housework. The regimented alteration of sexism in our society is an operation which has to proceed on many different levels concurrently. But beyond these kinds of actions it remains true that one major limit to the possibility of change is the capacity to imagine it. Kelly sort to find that sexual violence is a characteristic feature of all women's lives and that most research on sexual violence has desertion, or indeed at times misinterpreted the acts of resistance and challenge that women and girls take which display power and strength of mind they have. Seeing the purpose of their research has increased the understanding in order that more appropriate responses can be developed, and wanting in the lives of women. ...read more.

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