The Feminist Standpoint Theory Reader: Intellectual and Political Controversies / Edition 1

The Feminist Standpoint Theory Reader: Intellectual and Political Controversies / Edition 1

by Sandra Harding
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415945011

ISBN-13: 9780415945011

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In the mid-1970s and early 1980s, several feminist theorists began developing alternatives to the traditional methods of scientific research. The result was a new theory, now recognized as Standpoint Theory, which caused heated debate and radically altered the way research is conducted. The Feminist Standpoint Theory Reader is the first anthology to collect the

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In the mid-1970s and early 1980s, several feminist theorists began developing alternatives to the traditional methods of scientific research. The result was a new theory, now recognized as Standpoint Theory, which caused heated debate and radically altered the way research is conducted. The Feminist Standpoint Theory Reader is the first anthology to collect the most important essays on the subject as well as more recent works that bring the topic up-to-date. Leading feminist scholar and one of the founders of Standpoint Theory, Sandra Harding, brings together a prestigious list of scholars - Dorothy Smith, Donna Haraway, Patricia Hill Collins, Nancy Hartsock and Hilary Rose - to not only showcase the most influential essays on the topic but to also highlight subsequent developments of these approaches from a wide variety of disciplines and intellectual and political positions. The Reader will be essential reading for feminist scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415945011
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
695,542
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
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1Introduction: Standpoint Theory as a Site of Political, Philosophic, and Scientific Debate1
2Women's Perspective as a Radical Critique of Sociology21
3The Feminist Standpoint: Developing the Ground for a Specifically Feminist Historical Materialism35
4Feminist Politics and Epistemology: The Standpoint of Women55
5Hand, Brain, and Heart: A Feminist Epistemology for the Natural Sciences67
6Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective81
7Learning from the Outsider Within: The Sociological Significance of Black Feminist Thought103
8Rethinking Standpoint Epistemology: What Is "Strong Objectivity"?127
9History and Class Consciousness as an "Unfinished Project"143
10Choosing the Margin as a Space of Radical Openness153
11Maternal Thinking as a Feminist Standpoint161
12Feminism, Marxism, Method, and the State: Toward Feminist Jurisprudence169
13Labor, Standpoints, and Feminist Subjects181
14U.S. Third World Feminism: The Theory and Method of Differential Oppositional Consciousness195
15The Project of Feminist Epistemology: Perspectives from a Nonwestern Feminist213
16Truth and Method: Feminist Standpoint Theory Revisited225
17Comment on Hekman's "Truth and Method: Feminist Standpoint Theory Revisited": Truth or Justice?243
18Comment on Hekman's "Truth and Method: Feminist Standpoint Theory Revisited": Where's the Power?247
19Comment on Hekman's "Truth and Method: Feminist Standpoint Theory Revisited": Whose Standpoint Needs the Regimes of Truth and Reality?255
20Comment on Hekman's "Truth and Method: Feminist Standpoint Theory Revisited"263
21Reply to Hartsock, Collins, Harding, and Smith269
22Strange Standpoints, or How to Define the Situation for Situated Knowledge273
23Feminist Epistemologies for Critical Social Theory: From Standpoint Theory to Situated Knowledge293
24Building Standpoints309
25Feminist Standpoint as Postmodern Strategy317
26The Subsistence Perspective333
27Why Standpoint Matters339
28Feminism and the Social Construction of Scientific Knowledge353
Index375

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