By Gayle Letherby
"...an super welcome boost to the sector of feminist research."
British magazine of academic Studies
this can be a transparent and obtainable exploration of feminist procedure, method and epistemology. After situating herself and her paintings, Gayle Letherby charts the debates focused on the epistemological, political and sensible matters excited by doing feminist study, and areas the debates inside of a much wider attention of the prestige of data. the main target of the e-book is then the actual and sensible matters for feminist researchers. It examines how the method of analysis impacts the result of that study and explores the relation among politics and perform by way of study and data construction. during the e-book there's a functional emphasis on particular examples of feminist examine in motion and, in addition to summarizing present theoretical debates, Gayle Letherby provides to them.
Feminist examine in thought and Practice is designed and written as a textbook for college students (at complex undergraduate and postgraduate point) yet can be a invaluable source for any researcher or person drawn to women's reviews, feminism and in learning within the social sciences.
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She is simply what man decrees . . She is defined and differentiated with reference to man and not he with reference to her; she is incidental, the inessential as opposed to the essential. He is the Subject, he is the Absolute – she the other. Tensions between authorized and experiential knowledge Historically, legitimate theory has been bound up with legitimate beliefs and secular and sacred knowledge have often been difficult to disentangle. There has been constant tension between theory based on experience and/or observation and abstract or universal theory.
With particular reference to the suppression of women’s experiential knowledge within a misogynistic culture it is useful to consider the suppression of women’s role in healing. g. Verslusyen 1981; Webb 1986). Informally women continued to care for the sick and for women in childbirth, and even though they were barred from formal learning they continued to learn from each other. The ‘housewife’ role in pre-industrial society encompassed a much wider remit than it does today and was synonymous with healing.
The following journals also have lots of relevant articles in them: Feminism and Psychology Gender and Society Journal of Gender Studies Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society Women’s Studies International Forum Educating Rita revisited 19 Chapter one Educating Rita revisited: knowledge and language in the ‘male’ academy Contents Introduction The things men know? The construction of woman as ‘other’ Tensions between authorized and experiential knowledge Further tales of exclusion Language and male authority Man-made language?