Advanced Research Consortium on Gender, Culture and the Knowledge Society

Project

Researching the Trafficking/Prostitution Debate

Project Description

This piece of research addresses the ethical and epistemological aspects of research in the context of a policy environment characterised by power politics of discourse domination. It draws on the experience of the two researchers as collaborators (and as individual researchers) over several years working on the Irish sex industry, sex-trafficking and the relationship between these two phenomenon. It draws on feminist research scholarship to explore and explain the manner in which researchers and their work become implicated in the power politics being played out in such a highly contested policy environment. The project will result in a journal article (international peer reviewed)

Project Details

Principal Investigators:

Eilís Ward (NUIG) and Gillian Wylie (TCD)

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External Partners:

Irish School of Ecumenics, TCD, Dublin

Dates:

2012-2013

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Project Outputs

Paper proposal (for ECPR Gender and Politics) and public policy engagement: written submission to the Department of Justice and Equality consultation process; participation in Department of Justice and Equality Seminar October 13th.

Advanced Research Consortium on Gender, Culture and the Knowledge Society