Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science

An important resource both for students and scholars of feminist epistemology and philosophy of science, with sections of interest to social epistemologists and philosophers of science more generally, this collection represents the broad ...

Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science

Author: Heidi E. Grasswick

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402068355

Page: 268

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Having enjoyed more than twenty years of development, feminist epistemology and philosophy of science are now thriving fields of inquiry, offering current scholars a rich tradition from which to draw. In addition to a recognition of the power of knowledge itself and its effects on women’s lives, a central feature of feminist epistemology and philosophy of science has been the attention they draw to the role of power dynamics within knowledge-seeking practices and the implications of these dynamics for our understandings of knowledge, science, and epistemology. Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science: Power in Knowledge collects new works that address today’s key challenges for a power-sensitive feminist approach to questions of knowledge and scientific practice. The essays build upon established work in feminist epistemology and philosophy of science, offering new developments in the fields, and representing the broad array of the feminist work now being done and the many ways in which feminists incorporate power dynamics into their analyses.

What Can She Know

What Can She Know? will raise the level of debate concerning epistemological issues among philosophers, political and social scientists, and anyone interested in feminist theory.

What Can She Know

Author: Lorraine Code

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 150173573X

Page: 368

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In this lively and accessible book Lorraine Code addresses one of the most controversial questions in contemporary theory of knowledge, a question of fundamental concern for feminist theory as well: Is the sex of the knower epistemologically significant? Responding in the affirmative, Code offers a radical alterantive to mainstream philosophy's terms for what counts as knowledge and how it is to be evaluated. Code first reviews the literature of established epistemologies and unmasks the prevailing assumption in Anglo-American philosophy that "the knower" is a value-free and ideologically neutral abstraction. Approaching knowledge as a social construct produced and validated through critical dialogue, she defines the knower in light of a conception of subjectivity based on a personal relational model. Code maps out the relevance of the particular people involved in knowing: their historical specificity, the kinds of relationships they have, the effects of social position and power on those relationships, and the ways in which knowledge can change both knower and known. In an exploration of the politics of knowledge that mainstream epistemologies sustain, she examines such issues as the function of knowledge in shaping institutions and the unequal distribution of cognitive resources. What Can She Know? will raise the level of debate concerning epistemological issues among philosophers, political and social scientists, and anyone interested in feminist theory.

Dancing Across the Page

This book is a narrative exploration of embodied ways of knowing through dance.

Dancing Across the Page

Author: Karen Nicole Barbour

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841504211

Page: 187

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This book is a narrative exploration of embodied ways of knowing through dance. Discussing theoretical perspectives such as phenomenology, feminism and postmodernism, it offers the reader a comprehensive theoretical understanding of a range of approaches within cultural and performance studies that remains grounded in personal narratives and lived experiences. By using narratives that relate to dance making, improvisation and dance pedagogy, as well as moving in the wider world, the author explores a variety of themes including cultural and personal identity, dance and performance, knowledge and power, pedagogy and activism. Comprised of nine chapters, this book is a combination of higher theoretical ideas and relatable personal and local narratives that provide the reader with a comprehensive exploration of embodied ways of knowing as a basis for their own creative action in the world.

Feminist Theology with a Canadian Accent

At this level , ecofeminist theology identifies the need to know about the
ecological crisis in its specific manifestations . Further , how different geographies
are affected , and how the consumption patterns of dominant classes of people
affect the ...

Feminist Theology with a Canadian Accent

Author: Mary Ann Beavis

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Page: 447

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An examination of the Canadian feminist theology context, its history, its multicultural perspective, its expression of marginal experiences, its commitment to social justice, its exploration of eco-feminism and its embrace of cultures, ethnicities and the unique contribution of Canada's First Nations peoples.

New Ways of Knowing

Many of the lessons to be learned from the metaphors and myths of current world
knowledge views come quite directly from feminist critique . The compilation of
writings on biology by Hubbard , Henifin and their colleagues , Women Look at ...

New Ways of Knowing

Author: Marcus G. Raskin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 293

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Examines the social and ethical aspects of science and argues that research should incorporate social responsibility, democratic principles, and ethical standards

Feminist Evaluation Explorations and Experiences

Feminists have also challenged the predominantly rationally based thinking that
characterizes research practices . There are many ways of knowing and many
sources of knowledge : Hawkesworth , for example , has mentioned “ [ p ]
erception ...

Feminist Evaluation  Explorations and Experiences

Author: Denise Seigart

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN:

Page: 123

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The authors of the texts in this volume try to advance some responses to the question if feminist evaluation exists, and if so, what it does look like.

Feminism Epistemology Morality

1.1.2 Feminist epistemology : Democratic epistemology , social epistemology and
women's ways of knowing Hence , Haack considers it generally unacceptable
that justification of theories is influenced by values - any values . This view is
what ...

Feminism  Epistemology   Morality

Author: Cathrine Holst

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Page: 392

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Feminism and Education

Elements from all three paradigms emerge in the analysis of the texts in this study
: ( 1 ) Traditional Texts : Technical Ways of Knowing ( e.g. , positivism , empiricism
) are co - opted within a feminist empiricism " ( e.g. , Science Council of ...

Feminism and Education

Author: Paula Bourne

Publisher: Centre for Women's Studies in Education, OISE

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Page: 256

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Journal for the Study of Food and Society

Secondly , feminists point out that we know objects through our relationships and
interactions with them . As Sandra ... McClintock did not consider herself a
feminist , but she worked in ways that we can identify as feminist ways of knowing
.

Journal for the Study of Food and Society

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Feminist Frontiers III

Given the issues of diversity and difference, how do feminist researchers
approach their work? ... and adding to Judith Cook and Mary Margaret Fonow's
analysis of feminist methodology, we will discuss five central “feminist ways of
knowing.

Feminist Frontiers III

Author: Laurel Richardson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: 9780070522985

Page: 548

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Feminism as Transformative Social Science

( cited in C. Sachs 1996 , 34 ) Feminist theorists like Keller , Donna Haraway (
1989 , 1991 ) , and Sandra Harding ( 1986,1991 ) demonstrate how the ways in
which knowledge is both created and privileged are highly gendered processes .

Feminism as Transformative Social Science

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Page: 84

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Learning to Walk in Beauty

( This argument has been carried on on many fronts , not merely over valid ways
of knowing . It is at the heart of the splits in the ecofeminist movement today . )
Whether seeking to reclaim them as " feminine " ways of knowing ( i . e . ways ...

Learning to Walk in Beauty

Author: Annie Louise Booth

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Page: 273

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Women Feminism and Biology

The Feminist Challenge Lynda Birke. methods of safety testing without using
living animals . I began this section by posing a question about the boundaries of
scientific knowledge and the methods used to attain it . From the discussion so far
 ...

Women  Feminism and Biology

Author: Lynda Birke

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Page: 210

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Feminism in the Law Theory Practice and Criticism

Thus , along with many contemporary critics of Western science and positivism in
social science , feminists explore ways of knowing and writing that claim kinship
with literature and that emphasize constructed or chosen meanings rather than ...

Feminism in the Law  Theory  Practice and Criticism

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Mythopoetic Perspectives of Men s Healing Work

that literally . For me literature is a way of knowing that I am not hallucinating , that
whatever I feel / know IS . ... Women's experience of politics , of life as sex objects
, gives rise to its own method of appropriating that reality : feminist method .

Mythopoetic Perspectives of Men s Healing Work

Author: Edward Read Barton

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN:

Page: 283

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Whether in crisis or not, whether in denial or not, all men go through a midlife transition. The mythopoetic perspective is a way for men to start an inward journey of introspection to seek personal transformation and healing. This may mean a new search for spirituality as opposed to organized religion. It may mean looking for a new meaning in life.

Metaphor s Way of Knowing

Lawrence ' s feminist sensibility is perhaps less obvious and more debatable ; 6
nevertheless , the conceptual schema underlying his work - his epistemology of
dark knowledge - anticipates a number of contemporary feminist tenets , valuing
 ...

Metaphor s Way of Knowing

Author: Patricia L. Hagen

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 140

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This timely book demonstrates the centrality of metaphor to Lawrence's radical sense of the constructed nature of all knowledge and his resulting belief in poetry as an alternative way of knowing. The book insightfully explains how Lawrence's most important volumes of poetry, "Birds, Beasts and Flowers" and "Last Poems," shatter prevailing metaphors of -mechanism-, Lawrence's shorthand for our reliance on the rational, the visual, and the empirical. It carefully explores the vibrant images of these poems and how they embed the poet's revolutionary views on knowledge. Despite his reputation, Lawrence's alternative system anticipates much contemporary feminist cultural criticism."

Israeli Feminist Scholarship

Furthermore , feminist ways of knowing have become part of the corpus of
research methodologies . Without a doubt , these developments were
empowering and had implications for women researchers . They resulted in the
establishment of ...

Israeli Feminist Scholarship

Author: Esther Fuchs

Publisher:

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Page: 374

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The last two decades have given rise to a proliferation of scholarship by Israeli feminists working in diverse fields, ranging from sociology to literature, anthropology, and history. As the Israeli feminist movement continually decentralizes and diversifies, it has become less Eurocentric and heterocentric, making way for pluralistic concerns. Collecting fifteen previously published essays that give voice to this diversity, Israeli Feminist Scholarship showcases articles on Ashkenazi, Mizrahi, Palestinian, and lesbian identities as well as on Israeli women's roles as mothers, citizens and activists, and soldiers. Citing evidence that these scholars have redefined their object of inquiry as an open site of contested and constructed identity, luminary Esther Fuchs traces the history of Israeli feminism. Among the essays are Jewish historian Margalit Shilo's study of the New Hebrew Woman, sociologist Ronit Lentin's analysis of gendered representations of the Holocaust in Israeli culture, peace activist Erella Shadmi on lesbianism as a nonissue in Israel, and cultural critic Nitza Berkovitch's examination of womanhood as constructed in Israeli legal discourse. Creating a space for a critical examination of the relationship between disparate yet analogous discourses within feminism and Zionism, this anthology reclaims the mobilizing, inclusive role of these multifaceted discourses beyond the postmodern paradigm.

Artificial Knowing

Indeed this is hardly surprising, since the physical sciences provide the 'gold
standard' of what is taken to be true, objective knowledge. In what ways, then,
can feminist epistemology inform the present study? In looking at the manner in
which ...

Artificial Knowing

Author: Alison Adam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134793553

Page: 216

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Artificial Knowing challenges the masculine slant in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) view of the world. Alison Adam admirably fills the large gap in science and technology studies by showing us that gender bias is inscribed in AI-based computer systems. Her treatment of feminist epistemology, focusing on the ideas of the knowing subject, the nature of knowledge, rationality and language, are bound to make a significant and powerful contribution to AI studies. Drawing from theories by Donna Haraway and Sherry Turkle, and using tools of feminist epistemology, Adam provides a sustained critique of AI which interestingly re-enforces many of the traditional criticisms of the AI project. Artificial Knowing is an esential read for those interested in gender studies, science and technology studies, and philosophical debates in AI.

Women Knowledge and Reality

For example , both feminist psychologists and epistemologists explore women as
knowers and investigate knowledge of women's experiences . Readers
unfamiliar with feminist psychological literature might want to look at Women's
Ways of ...

Women  Knowledge  and Reality

Author: Ann Garry

Publisher: Allen & Unwin Australia

ISBN:

Page: 354

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This second edition of "Women, Knowledge and Reality" continues to exhibit the ways in which feminist philosophers enrich and challenge philosophy. Essays by twenty-five feminist philosophers, seventeen of them new to the second edition, address fundamental issues in philosophical and feminist methods, metaphysics, epistemology, and the philosophies of science, language, religion and mind/body. This second edition expands the perspectives of women of color, of postmodernism and French feminism, and focuses on the most recent controversies in feminist theory and philosophy. The chapters are organized by traditional fields of philosophy, and include introductions which contrast the ideas of feminist thinkers with traditional philosophers. The collected essays illustrate both the depth and breadth of feminist critiques and the range of contemporary feminist theoretical perspectives.

Feminist Teaching Methods for Adult and Popular Educators

Feminist Teaching Methods for Adult and Popular Educators

Author: Lehn M. Benjamin

Publisher:

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Page: 31

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This bibliography contains annotations of 69 articles that were chosen from a range of education journals between the years of 1990-1993. Popular education and feminist methodologies are the reference points. The bibliography contains resources that explore the intersections of gender, race, class, and culture and resources that link women and popular education and that examine key concepts such as power, empowerment, resistance, difference, and dialogue. All these areas are inherent in the educational encounter and critical in informing popular education and feminist methodologies. Articles have been drawn from over 30 education journals and 12 other journals that had a development or women's focus. Each entry follows this format: author(s), title, source, date, and annotation. A list is attached of 21 books that relate directly or indirectly to feminist pedagogy. (YLB)