chapter  4
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‘Second-hand ethnography’

Marilyn Porter
BySome problems in analyzing a feminist project

In May 1988 I embarked on a large and well-funded research project intended to explore ‘Women’s economic lives in Newfoundland, Canada’. It was both the first such study on any scale to be carried out in the province, and the first Strategic Grant (SSHRC) project in the field of ‘Women and work’, to be focused on Newfoundland.1