Naples draws on different research topics, such as welfare, poverty, sexual identity, and sexual abuse, to illustrate some of the most salient dilemmas of feminist research: the debate over objectivity, the paradox of discourse, the dilemma of "standpoint," and the challenges of activist research. By linking important feminist theoretical debates with case studies, Naples illustrates the strategies she developed for resolving the challenges posed be postmodern, Third World, postcolonial, and queer studies.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)|
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Ms Naples has produced a text that has made a noteworthy contribution to the debate over methodology and method in Western academia.What is clearly apparent from the text is the continued refusal of Western academics/intellectuals/activists to walk away from the racist worldview of their Enlightenment as they refuse to discard the concept of the subject and all the baggage that it carries.The salent issue then is the exiting of the racist worldview of the emnlightenment not its rehabilitation.