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Hesse-Biber, Sharlene Nagy

Works: 53 works in 285 publications in 4 languages and 12,572 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Nonfiction television programs  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber
Am I thin enough yet? : the cult of thinness and the commercialization of identity by Sharlene Janice Hesse-Biber( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 2,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether they are rich or poor, tall or short, liberal or conservative, most young American women have one thing in common - they want to be thin. And they are willing to go to extraordinary lengths to get that way, even to the point of starving themselves. Why are America's women so preoccupied with weight? What has caused record numbers of young women - even before they reach their teenage years - to suffer from anorexia and bulimia? In Am I Thin Enough Yet?, Sharlene Hesse-Biber answers these questions and more, as she goes beyond traditional psychological explanations of eating disorders to level a powerful indictment against the social, political, and economic pressures women face in a weight-obsessed society. Packed with first-hand, intimate portraits of young women from a wide variety of backgrounds, and drawing on historical accounts and current material culled from both popular and scholarly sources, Am I Thin Enough Yet? offers a provocative new way of understanding why women feel the way they do about their minds and bodies. Specifically, Hesse-Biber highlights the various ways in which American families, schools, popular culture, and the health and fitness industry all undermine young women's self-confidence as they inculcate the notions that thinness is beauty and that a woman's body is more important than her mind. The book concludes with Hesse-Biber's prescriptions on how women can overcome their low self-image through therapy, spiritualism, and grass-roots efforts to empower themselves against a society obsessed with beauty and thinness
Feminist research practice : a primer by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber( )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The topic of feminist research has frequently been neglected in standard research methods books. The purpose of this Primer is to invite students to explore the range of feminist perspectives, including feminist empiricist, feminist standpoint, and postmodern perspectives in order to bridge the divide between theory and research methods. This text provides a unique "hands-on" approach to research by providing exercises and "behind the scenes" glimpses of feminist researchers at work. The in-depth examples cover the range of research questions that feminists engage with, including issues of gender inequality, violence against women, body image issues, and the discrimination of "other/ed" marginalized groups. The Primer is written in a clear, concise manner that offers students the opportunity to explore and practice a wide range of research, from ethnography, oral history, focus groups, and content analysis to interviewing and survey research. A full chapter is devoted to feminist approaches to mixed methods research. Feminist Research Practice: A Primer is committed to the idea that research methods are best understood utilizing a "hands-on" pedagogy. Research tips and checklists are provided along the way for the novice researcher
Emergent methods in social research by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber( )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing state-of-the-art social research methods that address the growing methods-theory gap within and across the disciplines, this text provides readers with a comprehensive view of new and cutting-edge research methods and methodologies
Handbook of feminist research : theory and praxis by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber( Book )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The topic of feminist research has too often been neglected in standard research methods books. This text illuminates on-going debates in the field of feminist research as well as the practical applications and issues for those whose research impacts social policy and social change
Working women in America : split dreams by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The second edition of Working Women in America: Split Dreams highlights current research on critical issues affecting American women in today's global workplace. It features updated information and examples, including extended discussions of women's activism within and outside of the workplace, the impact of globalization, the effects of the glass ceiling and sexual harassment, and women's roles in the U.S. labor movement. Retaining the focus of the first edition, this text seeks to dispel the misconception that women's work is a recent phenomenon, when in fact women have been working throughout history. The book also addresses the constant tension and multiple roles that women must manage." "Working Women in America: Split Dreams intersperses first-person accounts throughout the book and provides a number of vignettes of women employed in a variety of occupations. It is an ideal text for courses in women's studies, sociology, economics, social work, and history, and fascinating reading for anyone interested in women and their work."--Jacket
Mixed methods research : merging theory with practice by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber( )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to mixed methods research -- Formulating questions, conducting a literature review, sampling design, and the centrality of ethics in mixed methods research -- A qualitative approach to mixed methods design, analysis, interpretation, writing up, and validity -- Interpretative approaches to mixed methods research -- Feminist approaches to mixed methods research -- Postmodernist approaches to mixed methods research, with Chris Kelly -- Putting it together: qualitative approaches to mixed methods research praxis -- Conclusion: the prospects and challenges of mixed methods praxis
The practice of qualitative research by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber( Book )

32 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and Swedish and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Practice of Qualitative Research provides students with a "hands-on" introduction to qualitative research methods through the use of in-depth examples and out-of-class exercises. Rather than separating theory from methods and presenting students with a laundry list of methods as so many texts do, authors Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber and Patricia Leavy provide readers with a holistic approach to research by tightly linking theory and methods throughout the book." "The Practice of Qualitative Research is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying qualitative research in the social sciences - especially Sociology, Women's Studies, Psychology, Anthropology, and Communications. The book presents a feminist research perspective and follows the interpretivist approach to qualitative methods, making it an invaluable text for any course in which these are core components. The candid wisdom and tips from leading researchers will help students with the day-to-day process of completing a successful research project."--Jacket
Women at work by Mary Frank Fox( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cult of thinness by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hesse-Biber goes beyond traditional psychological explanations of eating disorders to level a powerful indictment against the social, political, and economic pressures women face in a weight-obsessed society - a society that is, ironically, becoming increasingly more fat while worshipping a progressively more thin ideal. Hesse-Biber examines the profit motives of corporate America that promote this paradox. Moreover, a new chapter on preteens, masculinity, ethnicity, gay and lesbian body image, and the globalization of body image issues aligns a refined cultural study of body image with the trends found in current research studies, demographic data, and popular culture. Using the metaphor of a cult, Hesse-Biber conveys the intense, day-to-day involvement that the pursuit of thinness demands. Examining the testimonies of young women concerning the practice of body rituals, Hesse-Biber observes the extent to which these women sacrifice their bodies and minds to the pursuit of the ultra-slender ideal. She looks at pressures coming from their families and friends that perpetuate their cult-like practices and evaluates a range of therapies and personal and collective actions available to help women overcome their weight obsessions and eating problems. Hesse-Biber provides new frameworks for envisioning femininity and personal power, overcoming body insecurity, strengthening the inner self, and changing the cultural environment itself. Along the way, the reader is provided with important self-help tips to tackle the growing number of body image issues young women and new recruits to the "Cult of Thinness" continue to encounter."--Jacket
Handbook of emergent methods by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber( Book )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and German and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical context of emergent methods and innovation in the practice of research methods: History - Document research - Grounded theory - Interviewing - Ethnography - Arts-based practice; Innovation in research methods design and analysis - The impact of emergent technologies on research methods
Feminist perspectives on social research by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As feminist scholarship has developed, it has become increasingly evident that the practice of feminist research is interdisciplinary. Yet there are very few books that address the methodological and theoretical issues raised in doing feminist research from an interdisciplinary standpoint. Feminist Perspectives on Social Research addresses this need by focusing on the theory and research methods that feminist scholars use to study women and gender from the humanities and social and behavioral science perspectives."
Feminist approaches to theory and methodology : an interdisciplinary reader( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waiting for cancer to come : women's experiences with genetic testing and medical decision making for breast and ovarian cancer by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Waiting for Cancer to Come tells the stories of women who are struggling with their high risk for cancer. Based on interviews and surveys of dozens of women, this book pieces together the diverse yet interlocking experiences of women who have tested positive for the BRCA 1/2 gene mutations, which indicate a higher risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Sharlene Hesse-Biber brings these narratives to light and follows women's journeys from deciding to get screened for BRCA, to learning the test has come back positive, to dealing with their risk. Many women already know the challenges of a family history riddled with cancer and now find themselves with the devastating knowledge of their own genetic risk. Using the voices of the women themselves to describe the under-explored BRCA experience, Waiting for Cancer to Come looks at the varied emotional, social, economic, and psychological factors at play in women's decisions about testing and cancer prevention."--Publisher's Web site
The handbook of emergent technologies in social research by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathering a broad range of new developments in one place, The Handbook of Emergent Technologies in Social Research offers comprehensive, up-to-date thinking on technological innovations. In addition to addressing how to effectively apply new technologies-such as the internet, mobile technologies, geospatial technologies (GPS), and the incorporation of computer-assisted software programs (CAQDAS) to qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods approaches to research projects-many chapters provide in-depth examples of practices within both disciplinary and interdisciplinary environments and outside the academic world in multi-media laboratories and research institutes. Not only an authoritative view of cutting-edge technologies and their applications, the Handbook examines the costs and benefits of utilizing new technologies on the research process, the potential misuse of these techniques for methods practices, and the ethical and moral dimensions of emergent technologies, especially with regard to issues of surveillance and privacy."--Jacket
Women in Catholic higher education : border work, living experiences, and social justice( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Women in Catholic Higher Education examines the contemporary contradictions and tensions faced by women who teach and work in Catholic institutions of higher learning. Delving into discourse traditionally silenced by the Catholic hierarchy, this edited collection observes the ways in which patriarchal structures often hinder women's advancement within these institutions. The contributors describe their own conflicts and successes in their attempts to negotiate their academic careers and personal lives in the context of the clash between secular and Catholic patriarchal values. In this critical analysis, these writers extrapolate from their particular experiences and suggest concrete steps toward social justice for women in Catholic higher education. The risk-taking and creative thought inaugurated here by editors Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber and Denise Leckenby will undoubtedly serve as a model for other scholars fully engaged, both as professionals and as social individuals, in careers and lives on Catholic campuses."--Jacket
Mixed methods and credibility of evidence in evaluation by Donna M Mertens( )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mixed methods in evaluation have the potential to enhance the credibility of evaluation and the outcomes of evaluation. This issue explores advances in understanding mixed methods in philosophical, theoretical, and methodological terms and presents specific illustrations of the application of these concepts in evaluation practice. Leading thinkers in the mixed methods evaluation community provide frameworks and strategies that are associated with improving the probability of reaching the goals of enhanced credibility for evaluations, the evidence they produce, and the actions taken as a result of the evaluation findings. This is the 138 th volume of the JosseyBass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association
What is feminist empiricist research? by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharlene talks about how she became a feminist researcher through studying existing survey data and the way questions are framed in gender biased language
Engaging students with research methods by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber( Visual )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are research methods boring? Can research methods be exciting? Sharlene talks about why students should do methods and how teachers can make methods interesting
The Oxford handbook of multimethod and mixed methods research inquiry( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Oxford Handbook of Multi and Mixed Methods Research Inquiry is designed to offer a range of innovative knowledge- building perspectives and methods tools with the goal of enhancing new ways of asking and addressing complex research questions. The Handbook offers multiple quantitative and qualitative theoretical and interdisciplinary visions and practice. Each chapter is written in clear and concise language by leading scholars in the field. The Handbook reflects the most current thinking and scholarship on emerging multi and mixed methods research inquiry within and across the disciplines. The Handbook aims to become an exceptional, timely, and critical research benchmark. It addresses interdisciplinary and complex questions that traverse a range of research communities both in and outside the academy, and its empirical focus demonstrates the synergistic of multi and mixed methods research inquiry for answering complex research questions"--Publisher's website
Gunatmak Sanshodhanachi Karyapaddhati by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber( )

3 editions published in 2017 in Marathi and English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With an emphasis on qualitative research as a process, and with new chapters on researching social mass media and writing a research project, this book takes a holistic approach to research and provides readers with a clear, step-by-step guide
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Am I thin enough yet? : the cult of thinness and the commercialization of identity
Feminist research practice : a primerEmergent methods in social researchHandbook of feminist research : theory and praxisWorking women in America : split dreamsMixed methods research : merging theory with practiceThe practice of qualitative researchThe cult of thinnessHandbook of emergent methods
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Biber Sharlene Hesse-

Biber, Sharlene Janice Hesse-.

Biber, Sharlene Nagy Hesse-.

Hesse-Biber, Sharlene.

Hesse-Biber Sharlene Janice

Hesse-Biber Sharlene Nagy

Nagy Hesse-Biber, Sharlene

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