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

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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.
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Gender/Body/Knowledge , a collection of interdisciplinary essays by feminist scholars, attacks the Western philosophical assumption that Cartesian rationalism is the most valid approach to knowing and living. It successfully challenges the superiority of reason--a concept borne out of the belief that in Plato's culture/nature dualism one side must dominate--first by examining the origins of this bias, then observing alternative epistemological and ontological approaches, and finally applying these to the practical endeavors of scholarship. The contributors refute our philosophical upbringing through engaging essays considering a range of contexts, from visual arts by women artists to a feminist reading of science. The editors' choice of writers with diverse approaches--socialist, lesbian, and non-Western scholars are represented--adds credence to their unifying theory. A fascinating, landmark collection. In Blood at the Root , Ferguson (Univ. of Massachusetts) presents a socialist-feminist view of social domination that revises existing theories by fortifying them with a broader historical base. The author's approach rests on ``sex/affective production,'' wherein historical factors have caused domination by forming our sexual and romantic desires, habits, and expectations. Ferguson's discourse is well argued and formidable in its scope; and, as outlined in the final chapters, her reconstructive theory supports a pluralist vision of women's identity liberation. An important contribution to the field.-- Jean Keleher, Wally Findlay Galleries, Chicago
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813513782
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/1989
  • Pages: 376

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Part I The Body, the Self
The Body and the Reproduction of Femininity: A Feminist Appropriation of Foucault 13
Power, Sexuality, and Intimacy 34
The Politics of Writing (the) Body: Ecriture Feminine 52
(Re)presentations of Eros: Exploring Female Sexual Agency 68
The Uses of Myth, Image, and the Female Body in Re-visioning Knowledge 92
Healing the Wounds: Feminism, Ecology, and Nature/Culture Dualism 115
Part II Feminist Ways of Knowing
Love and Knowledge: Emotion in Feminist Epistemology 145
Women and Caring: What Can Feminists Learn about Morality from Caring? 172
The Radical Future of a Classic Moral Theory 188
Feminism and the Reconstruction of Social Science 207
From Aristotle's Dualism to Materialist Dialectics: Feminist Transformation of Science and Society 224
The Project of Feminist Epistemology: Perspectives from a Nonwestern Feminist 256
Part III Revisioning Method
Toward a Feminist Research Method 273
Procne's Song: The Task of Feminist Literary Criticism 293
Chinamerican Women Writers: Four Forerunners of Maxine Hong Kingston 309
Feminist Theory and Standardized Testing 324
The Changer and the Changed: Methodological Reflections on Studying Jewish Feminists 336
Contributors 359
Index 365
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