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praxis

1. the practice and practical side of a profession or field of study, as opposed to the theory
2. a practical exercise
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praxis

(MARXISM) purposive action (including political action) to alter the material and social world, including Man himself. As a central general concept within Marxism, ‘praxis’ draws attention to the socially constructed nature of economic and social institutions and the possibility of changing these – humanity's capacity for freedom, which cannot be achieved entirely at the individual level. Praxis can be given more specific meanings, e.g. ‘revolutionary praxis’, but its main use is as a general concept capable of receiving a variety of emphases, for example, in some uses (within Marxism) a tension may exist between praxis and necessity.
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Keywords: Women's Studies Programs, Feminist Praxis, WGS practicums, neoliberal university
Toronto Group: Sangtin Writers have authored a chapter in Critical Transnational Feminist Praxis in which there are three names along with your name: Richa Singh, Surbala, and Reena.
See Nancy Naples, "Confronting the Future, Learning from the Past: Feminist Praxis in the Twenty-First Century," in Different Wavelengths: Studies of the Contemporary Women's Movement, ed.
Another feature of effective textbooks, we would argue, is integration of feminist praxis, or blending of academic knowledge with activism and advocacy.
It is not then surprising that feminists from a range of contexts have questioned whether this doctrine is too metaphysical, speculative, and abstract, too removed from fleshy, material reality--and thus from the lived realities of oppression--to be useful to feminist praxis. What this kind of theological musing can meaningfully say about God outside the realms of philosophical speculation has been queried, especially by feminist voices from outside the affluent West where the struggle for life and survival is considered to be more acute than the need to intellectualize about the unity and diversity of God.
Their feminist praxis as scholar/activists is reflected in the scope and breadth of this volume.
Published in the Comparative Feminist Studies series of Palgrave MacMillan, it focuses on charting feminist praxis and concerns from a cross-cultural and cross-racial perspective.
Naples, 'Changing the Terms: Community Activism, Globalization, and the Dilemmas of Transnational Feminist Praxis,' in Women's Activism and Globalization: Linking Local Struggles and Transnational Politics, ed.
Egnell's focus is the feminist praxis and theology in the interfaith scene, mainly in Asia.
Feminist praxis: Research, theory, and epistemology in feminist sociology.
Meyer demonstrates how feminist praxis within the academy has the potential to promote more equitable and equal academic environments by helping students and administrators understand and challenge the status quo.
Feminist praxis: Making family group conferencing work.

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