Feminism and Methodology

Feminism and Methodology : Social Science Issues

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In this collection, Sandra Harding offers a broad spectrum of feminist research... an incisive introduction... With this collection, Harding offers an outline of possibilities to students and practicing social scientists whose questions lie outside the dominant traditions of inquiry... " -Harvard Educational ReviewThe quality of the essays, plus that of the introduction and collection, commend this book to both the reader who would explore these issues and she/he who would know more." -Journal of Nervous and Mental DiseaseIn this collection, Sandra Harding interrogates some of the classic essays from the last fifteen years of feminist social science literature in order to explore the basic and troubling questions about science and social experience, gender, and politics which they raise. A valuable introduction to crucial methodological and epistemological issues.show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 15.24mm | 340.19g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 4 figures
  • 0253204445
  • 9780253204448
  • 755,541

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Appearing in the feminist social science literature from its beginnings are a series of questions about methodology. In this collection, Sandra Harding interrogates some of the classic essays from the last fifteen years in order to explore the basic and troubling questions about science and social experience, gender, and politics.show more

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"In this collection, Sandra Harding offers a broad spectrum of feminist research ... an incisive introduction ... With this collection, Harding offers an outline of possibilities to students and practicing social scientists whose questions lie outside the dominant traditions of inquiry ... " - Harvard Educational Review "The quality of the essays, plus that of the introduction and collection, commend this book to both the reader who would explore these issues and she/he who would know more." - Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseaseshow more

Table of contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsI. Introduction: Is There a Feminst Method?Sandra HardingII. The Social Relation of the Sexes: Methodological Implications of Women's HistoryJoan Kelly-GadolIII. Introduction to Another Voice: Feminist Perspectives on Social Life and Social ScienceMarcia Millman and Rosabeth Moss KanterIV. Bias in PsychologyCarolyn Wood SherifV. Woman's Place in Man's Life CycleCarol GilliganVI. Introduction Tomorrow's Tomorrow: The Black WomanJoyce A. LadnerVII. Women's Perspective as a Radical Critique of SociologyDorothy E. SmithVIII. The Dialectics of Black WomanhoodBonnie Thornton DillIX. The Family as the Locus of Gender, Class, and Political Struggle: The Example of HouseworkHeidi I. HartmannX. Feminism, Marxism, Method, and the State: Toward Feminist JurisprudenceCatherine A. MacKinnonXI. The Feminist Standpoint: Developing the Ground for a Specifically Feminist Historical MaterialsimNancy C.M. HartsockXII. Conclusion: Epistemological QuestionsSandra HardingIndex of Namesshow more

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