Gender and Knowledge: Elements of a Postmodern Feminism by Susan Hekman, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Gender and Knowledge: Elements of a Postmodern Feminism

Gender and Knowledge: Elements of a Postmodern Feminism

by Susan J. Hekman
     
 

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After the success of the hardback, students and academics will welcome the publication of this book in paperback.

The aim of the book is to explore the connection between two perspectives that have had a profound effect upon contemporary thought: post-modernism and feminism. Through bringing together and systematically analysing the relations between these, Hekman

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After the success of the hardback, students and academics will welcome the publication of this book in paperback.

The aim of the book is to explore the connection between two perspectives that have had a profound effect upon contemporary thought: post-modernism and feminism. Through bringing together and systematically analysing the relations between these, Hekman is able to make a major intervention into current debates in social theory and philosophy.

The critique of Enlightenment knowledge, she argues, is at the core of both post-modernism and feminism. Each also offers a basis for critical reflections about the other. In particular, post-modern philosophy provides a means of criticizing aspects of contemporary feminism and thus contributing to the development of a more sophisticated approach to current feminist issues.

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Hekman (political science, U. of Texas, Arlington) constructs an argument for a postmodern approach to feminism. She chronicles similarities between postmodernism and feminism, shows how a postmodern position can resolve some of the key issues debated in contemporary feminism, and demonstrates how feminism can contribute to the postmodern position by adding the dimension of gender. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745667041
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/02/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
355 KB

Meet the Author

Susan Hekman was previously Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Washington.

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