The novel (and Feinberg insisted it was one, although drawn from memory and community memory) also represents so much of why I do what I do--I wasn't very much interested in women's studies until it was challenged by queer theory, Marxist theories, post colonialism, critical race theory, and black feminist epistemology
. Patricia Hill Collins's Black Feminist Thought (1990) was my other top choice.
It is within this web of inconsistent ideas that we can extrapolate the dimensions of feminist epistemology
and efforts to make various beliefs consistent.
The rest of book is in sections on feminist metaphysics, feminist epistemology
, and feminist value theory.
'Standpoint Theory' (Harding, 2012) and 'Situated Knowledge' (Haraway, 1988) were crucial developments in feminist epistemology
. They drew our attention to the material specificities of women's everyday lives making more concrete the nature of women's oppression and possibility for survival and transformation from within these everyday contexts (Code, 2007).
As regards feminist epistemology
, the gender issue factors in as a key ontological aspect, especially in terms of identifying the knower, the experiential aspects of knowing, and granting the idea that universal knowing cannot be achieved except perhaps via "perception at a distance" (Code 1993; Harding 1986, 1991).
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.
Here we see important shifts toward a "feminist epistemology
" (gendered way of knowing), and therefore toward gendered bodies that experience history differently.
Anna Wulf fails to mention the absolute site of oppression and hence goes beyond the feminist epistemology
of women's oppression by men.