Gender/Body/Knowledge: Feminist Reconstructions of Being and Knowing by Alison Jaggar | 9780813513782 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Gender/Body/Knowledge: Feminist Reconstructions of Being and Knowing

Gender/Body/Knowledge: Feminist Reconstructions of Being and Knowing

by Alison Jaggar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813513782

ISBN-13: 9780813513782

Pub. Date: 07/01/1989

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

The essays in this interdisciplinary collection share the conviction that modern western paradigms of knowledge and reality are gender-biased. Some contributors challenge and revise western conceptions of the body as the domain of the biological and 'natural, ' the enemy of reason, typically associated with women.

Overview

The essays in this interdisciplinary collection share the conviction that modern western paradigms of knowledge and reality are gender-biased. Some contributors challenge and revise western conceptions of the body as the domain of the biological and 'natural, ' the enemy of reason, typically associated with women.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813513782
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
07/01/1989
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Part IThe Body, the Self
The Body and the Reproduction of Femininity: A Feminist Appropriation of Foucault13
Power, Sexuality, and Intimacy34
The Politics of Writing (the) Body: Ecriture Feminine52
(Re)presentations of Eros: Exploring Female Sexual Agency68
The Uses of Myth, Image, and the Female Body in Re-visioning Knowledge92
Healing the Wounds: Feminism, Ecology, and Nature/Culture Dualism115
Part IIFeminist Ways of Knowing
Love and Knowledge: Emotion in Feminist Epistemology145
Women and Caring: What Can Feminists Learn about Morality from Caring?172
The Radical Future of a Classic Moral Theory188
Feminism and the Reconstruction of Social Science207
From Aristotle's Dualism to Materialist Dialectics: Feminist Transformation of Science and Society224
The Project of Feminist Epistemology: Perspectives from a Nonwestern Feminist256
Part IIIRevisioning Method
Toward a Feminist Research Method273
Procne's Song: The Task of Feminist Literary Criticism293
Chinamerican Women Writers: Four Forerunners of Maxine Hong Kingston309
Feminist Theory and Standardized Testing324
The Changer and the Changed: Methodological Reflections on Studying Jewish Feminists336
Contributors359
Index365

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