This work explores the possibility of a feminist way of knowing and of a feminist science and the practical consequences a feminist method might have for social, political and gender relations. In the first part of the book Sandra Harding discusses the interfaces between science and feminism and the possibility of a feminist science. In part two she explores feminist epistemology, and feminist and "pre-feminist" postmodernism. Finally, in part three she steps back from the feminist science and epistemology controversies and explores the perspectives that coloured people, lesbians and others bring to these issues.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
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Table of ContentsIntroductionafter the science question in feminism. Part 1 Science: feminism confronts the sciences
how the women's movement benefits sciencetwo views
why "physics" is a bad model for physics. Part 2 Epistemology: what is feminist epistemology
"strong objectivity" and socially situated knowledge
feminist epistemology in and after the enlightenment. Part 3 "Others": "...and race?"the science question in global feminism
common histories, common destiniesscience in the first and third worlds
thinking from the perspective of lesbian lives
reinventing ourselves as other
Conclusionwhat is a feminist science.