Critical Methods Society
Qualitative Methods Conferences

Proceedings of the
3rd Annual Qualitative Methods Conference
Edited by Martin Terre Blanche

"Touch me I'm sick"
Durban, South Africa, September 1997

Conference Organisers

Brynn Binnell (University of the Witwatersrand) 186brynn@atlas.wits.ac.za
Anthony Collins (University of California, Santa Cruz) anti@cats.ucsc.edu
Kevin Durrheim (University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg) durrheim@psy.unp.ac.za
Brandon Hamber (Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation) brandon@wn.apc.org
Bronwyn Harris (University of the Witwatersrand) 018hod@muse.arts.wits.ac.za
Derek Hook (University of the Witwatersrand) 018hod@muse.arts.wits.ac.za
Kevin Kelly (Rhodes University) pskk@warthog.ru.ac.za
Johan Kruger (University of South Africa) krugedj@alpha.unisa.ac.za
Claudia Landsman (University of the Witwatersrand) 018lan@muse.arts.wits.ac.za
Neil Lightfoot (University of South Africa) neill@rsjhb.adcorp.co.za
Cathi Michelson (University of the Western Cape) cathi@iafrica.com
James Sey (Vista University, Soweto) sey-ja@sorex.vista.ac.za
Jo-Anne Stein (Centre for Health Policy) jstein@hoopoo.mrc.ac.za,
Martin Terre Blanche (University of South Africa) terremj@alpha.unisa.ac.za
Vasi van Deventer (University of South Africa) vdevesh@alpha.unisa.ac.za
Lindy Wilbraham (Rhodes University) pslw@giraffe.ru.ac.za
Kenneth Wilson (University of the Witwatersrand) 018ken@muse.arts.wits.ac.za
Estelle Zietkewics (University of the Witwatersrand) 145estel@muse.arts.wits.ac.za



We would like to thank the following for financial and logistical support:

Department of Psychology University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg
Department of Psychology, University of Durban-Westville
Department of Psychology, University of South Africa
Department of Psychology, University of the Witwatersrand

Opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the organisers or supporting institutions.

Contents

Crash test dummies
Martin Terre Blanche and Johan Kruger

Towards the next South African qualitative methods conference: Histories of the Present
Derek Hook

SECTION 1: GENDER, SEXUALITY AND REPRESENTATION

The Politics of Lesbian Pornography
Fiona Scorgie

'Of pansies, perverts, and macho men': Researching homosexuality through a discursive lens
Pravani Naidoo

Gender (dis)order
Tamara Shefer

Cybersex: No mess, No Fuss? The search for the virtual orgasm
Andrew Thatcher & Andee Feldman

SECTION 2: DISCOURSES OF CULTURE

How to beach without bumming: The function of 'crowd' as a racist narrative
Sebastian Ruxton Potter & Vaughan Myles Dutton

The Return of the River Monster?
Alain Tschudin

SECTION 3: POWER AND KNOWLEDGE IN EDUCATION

Images of deviance and control on campus
Caitlin Evans

Hear me, I'm sick: I suffer from Breathe-Philosophy-Into-Psychology Disorder
Zubair Moomal

Dialogue between aliens
Mary van der Riet

SECTION 4: GENDERED MEDICINE

Witches and women in medicine
Jo Wainer

Using Qualitative Methods to Develop and Evaluate a Health Promotion Strategy: Asian and Chinese Women's Health Project In Glasgow
Kay Hampton

SECTION 5: THE POLITICS OF THERAPY

Touch me I'm sick - Listen and I'll heal
Felicity Bielovich

Politicising the Therapeutic Relationship: Same-Sex Desire and its Contested Truths
Anthony Theuninck

Deconstructing the art of mindscapes: Implications for therapy
Alastair Mundy-Castle

The politics of psychotherapy: An historical surface of emergence.
Derek Hook

SECTION 6: CONSTRUCTING THE SELF

The line in the sand has blown away
Kenneth G. Wilson

Between surveillance and spectacle: The narrative construction of the self in the light of a revised panopticon
Lance Lachenicht & Graham Lindegger

 


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