Just Methods: An Interdisciplinary Feminist Reader / Edition 1

Just Methods: An Interdisciplinary Feminist Reader / Edition 1

by Alison M. Jaggar
     
 

ISBN-10: 1594512043

ISBN-13: 9781594512049

Pub. Date: 09/28/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Feminist research is a growing tradition of inquiry that aims to produce knowledge that is not biased by inequitable assumptions about gender and related categories such as class, race, religion, sexuality, and nationality. Just Methodologies is designed for upper level undergraduate and graduate students in a range of disciplines. Rather than being concerned with

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Feminist research is a growing tradition of inquiry that aims to produce knowledge that is not biased by inequitable assumptions about gender and related categories such as class, race, religion, sexuality, and nationality. Just Methodologies is designed for upper level undergraduate and graduate students in a range of disciplines. Rather than being concerned with particular techniques of inquiry, the interdisciplinary readings in this book address broad questions of research methodology. They are designed to help researchers think critically and constructively about the epistemological and ethical implications of various approaches to research selection and research design, evidence-gathering techniques, and publication of results. A key theme running through the readings is the complex inter-relationship between social power and inequality, on the one hand, and the production of knowledge, on the other. A second and related theme is the inseparability of research projects and methodologies from ethical and political values.

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ISBN-13:
9781594512049
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Project of Feminist Methodology Part I. Feminist critiques of methodology 1.The Humanities Joan Kelly-Gadol, "The Social Relation of the Sexes: Methodological Implications of Women's History Janice Moulton, "A Paradigm of Philosophy: The Adversary Method" Paula Gunn Allen, "Kochinnenako in Academe: Three Approaches to Interpreting a Keres Indian Tale" 2.The Social Sciences Dorothy E. Smith, "Women's Perspective as a Radical Critique of Sociology" Toby Epstein Jayaratne and Abigail J. Stewart, "Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences: Current Feminist Issues and Practical Strategies" Linda Tuhiwai Smith, "Research through Imperial Eyes" 3.Economics Diana A. Strassman, "Not a Free Market: The Rhetoric of Discimplinary Authority in Economics" Lourdes Beneria, "Paid and Unpaid Labor: Meanings and Debates" Maryilyn Waring, "Counting for Something! Recognizing Women's Contribution to the Global Economy through Alternative Accounting Systems" 4.Human biology Jennifer Terry, "Lesbians under the Medical Gaze: Scientists Search for Remarkable Differences" Stephen J. Gould, "Critique of The Bell Curve" Elisabeth A. Lloyd, "Bias" 5.Health sciences Geri L. Dickson, "Metaphors of Menopause: The Metalanguage of Menopause Research Karen Messing, "Don't Use a Wrench to Peel Potatoes: Biological Science Constructed on Male Model Systems Is a Threat to Women Workers' Health" W.A. Rogers, "Evidence-Based Medicine and Justice: A Framework for Looking at the Impact of EBM upon Vulnerable or Disadvantage Groups" 6. Feminist studies Maxine Baca Zinn, Lynn Weber Cannon, Elizabeth Higginbotham, and Bonnie Thornton Dill, "The Costs of Exclusionary Practices in Women's Studies" Bette S. Tallen, "How Inclusive Is Feminist Political Theory? Questions for Lesbians" Uma Narayan, "Cross-Cultural Connections, Border-Crossings and 'Death by Culture'" Part II. Feminists rethinking methodology 7. Feminist empiricism: Experience and interpretation Mary Field Belenky, Blythe McVicker Clinchy, Nancy Rule Goldberger, and Jill Mattuck Tarule, "Procedural Knowledge: Separate MMand Connected Knowing" Patricia Hill Collins, "Toward and Afrocentric Feminist Epistempology" Nancy Tuana, "Revaluing Science: Starting from the Practices of Women" 8. Feminist naturalism: Do women have distinctive ways of knowing? Joan W. Scott, "Experience" Renee T. White, "Talking about Sex and HIV: Conceputalizing a New Sociology of Experience" Lorraine Code, "Incredulity, Experientalism, and the Politics of Knowledge" 9. Feminist standpoint theory: Social location and epistemic privilege Patricia Hill Collins, "Learning from the Outsider within: The Sociological Significance of Black Feminist Thought" Maria Mies, "The Need for a New Vision: The Subsistence Perspective" Sandra Harding, "Borderlands Epistemologies" 10. Feminist postmodernism: knowledges as partial, contingent and politically informed Donna Haraway, "Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective" Nancy Fraser and Linda J. Nicholson, "Social Criticism without Philosophy: An Encounter between Feminism and Postmodernism: Annie Opie, "Qualitative Research, Appropriation of the 'Other' and Empowerment" 11. Objectivity Alison M. Jaggar, "Love and Knowledge: Emotion in Feminist Epistemology: Longino, "Values and Objectivity" Naomi Scheman, "Epistemology Resuscitated: Objectivity as Trustworthiness" 12. Democratizing research Patricia Maguire, "Adjusting the Lens: Participatory Research" Patricia Maguire, "A Feminist Participatory Research Framework" Vandana Shiva, "Democratizing Biology: Reinventing Biology from a Feminist, Ecological, and Third World Perspective" Jan Bootinand, "Feminist Participatory Action Research in the Mekong Region" 13. Ethical issues in research Barrie Thorne, "You Still Takin' Notes? Fieldwork and Problems of Informed Consent" Naheed Islam, "Research as an Act of Betrayal: Researching Race in an Asian Community in Los Angeles" Linda Alcoff, "The Problem of Speaking for Others"

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