feminist epistemology

feminist epistemology (and feminist methodology)

feminist theories of knowledge which suggest that traditional EPISTEMOLOGY has understated the importance of areas of knowledge that have been uppermost in feminine experience and in womens lives. According to Coward and Ellis (1977), traditional epistemological theory has been either too empiricist or too rationalist. In the view of Stanley and Wise (1983) and Hilary Rose (1986), feminist research methods (feminist methodology) and a truly feminist epistemology must reflect womens lived experience and place greater emphasis on affectual rationalities.
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In what follows, I seek to explore the challenges facing a distinctively feminist epistemology by tracing the development of feminist standpoint theory from a strong deconstructive tool for "contesting public truths" to "epistemological electroshock therapy", and suggest that there is milder treatment available for the feminist doctor.
These developments in feminist epistemology politicised the need for marginalised women (e.
Her areas of expertise include African American and Indigenous education, Black feminist epistemology, Critical Race Theory, Hip Hop pedagogy, and qualitative research methodologies.
The highly self-conscious aspect of the speech utterances of these alternative knowledge producers as they articulate their Indigenous feminist epistemology can be understood through the lens of Bakhtin's concepts referring to the dialogic and social nature of discourse and utterances.
Examples are Spike Peterson's careful incorporation of gender theory into global political economy, Sandra Harding's imaginative reformulation of feminist epistemology in the light of postcolonial thought, and Cynthia Cockburn's worldwide synthesis on gender relations and war.
Inspired by feminist epistemology, Brecht draws on original field work with a Philadelphia women's interreligious dialogue group to construct a "ground up" model of religious epistemology that takes belief seriously.
See also Fox and Olson (2012) for a survey of feminist epistemology and the relationship to organization of information.
Anna Wulf fails to mention the absolute site of oppression and hence goes beyond the feminist epistemology of women's oppression by men.
There are two features of the black feminist epistemology that Collins describes here that I am interested in highlighting: (1) the elevation of concrete experience as both a source of intellectual concern and a criterion for critical analysis, and (2) the import of empathetic extension to the employment and function of that method.
The mantra of the feminist movement--the personal is political--is operative in Farley's analysis of commitment; a feminist epistemology of relationality reflective of our experience of personal commitment is no less political or social.
Drawing from a diverse array of disciplinary perspectives--from bioethics to critical disability studies, from feminist epistemology to neurophysiology --the contributing authors collectively tell a story of the human body as that which is never still, never alone, never one.
Largely a book about feminist epistemology (theories of knowledge) and university culture, this slim book very ably outlines a recent portion of the jagged but irreversible story of women's unquenchable appetite for truth, in all its complexity.