In this article I review the book Getting Lost: Feminist Efforts towards a Double(d) science (Lather, 2007) from the perspective of a feminist social worker. Lather, using herself and her previous research with women as example, explores feminist methodological issues of loss of authority and loss of innocence as a means towards the creation of new forms of knowledge. This complex book, while extraordinarily difficult, provides the reader with a rare opportunity of getting lost – in the literal sense - in the postmodern poise while simultaneously opening the reader up to new ways of knowing. For feminists and social workers with fortitude and commitment, this book, when complete, offers several golden possibilities for methodological reflection. K
Feminism, Social Work, Methodology, Research
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Fotheringham, S. (2013). Exploring the Methodology of Getting Lost with Patti Lather. The Qualitative Report, 18(13), 1-4. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol18/iss13/3