The Future of Differences: Truth and Method in Feminist Theory

The Future of Differences: Truth and Method in Feminist Theory

by Susan J. Hekman

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Overview

The Future of Differences: Truth and Method in Feminist Theory by Susan J. Hekman

This key work addresses one of the most central and controversial issues in contemporary feminist theory: the problem of difference.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780745667089
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/08/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 184
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Susan Hekman is Professor of Political Science, University of Texas at Arlington.

Table of Contents

1. The Problem of Difference.

The Other.

From erasure to emphasis.

From difference to differences.

The future of differences.

2. From Difference to Differences: The Case of Feminist Standpoint Theory.

Defining the feminist standpoint.

The challenge of difference: redefining the feminist standpoint.

Toward a new paradigm.

3. A Method for Differences.

Feminism, method and difference.

Weber's ideal type.

Feminist ideal types.

Conclusion.

4. The Epistemology of Moral Voice: Displacing Hegemony in Moral/Legal Discourse. .

Different moral voices. Different legal voices.

A new legal game.

An alternative moral epistemology: multiple voices.

5. Backgrounds and Riverbeds: Feminist Reflections.

Theories of the Background.

Subverting the Background.

Shifting the riverbed.

Conclusion.

Notes.

References.

Index.

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