Politics and Feminist Standpoint Theories (Women & Politics , Vol 18, No 3)
Politics and Feminist Standpoint Theories (Women & Politics , Vol 18, No 3)
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Title: Politics and Feminist Standpoint Theories (Women & Politics , Vol 18, No 3)
ISBN10: 078900366X
ISBN13: 978-0789003669
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Pages: 113 pages
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (January 1, 1998)
Language: English
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Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
In 1983, Nancy Hartsock published her landmark work, Money, Sex, and Power: Toward a Feminist Historical Materialism, which defined her powerful construction of the feminist standpoint. Now, 15 years later, four scholars share with you their analyses in Politics and Feminist Standpoint Theories to build on Hartsock's pioneering venture and further examine the current debates surrounding feminist standpoint theories. Through reading it, you'll bypass scholarly misuse and mischaracterization of the feminist standpoint and join the scholars who, since the early 1990's, have been defending the standpoint's relevance and importance.

Addressing feminist issues involving epistemology, identity, and politics, Politics and Feminist Standpoint Theories provides a comprehensive account of how feminist theorists have used and developed Hartsock's feminist standpoint. Some of the theory you'll encounter includes the contributions of Dorothy Smith, Patricia Hill Collins, and Sandra Harding. Specifically, you'll explore such topics as:
  • new shifts in Nancy Hartsock's feminist standpoint epistemology
  • standpoint theory's refutation of empiricist accounts of knowledge
  • identity (race, class, gender, sex, and nation) as a political and interpretive category
  • weaknesses in postmodern critiques of standpoint theory
  • the standpoint's future

    Whether you're an advanced undergraduate or graduate student, a researcher looking for a top-of-the-line feminist theory reference, or a women's studies faculty member wanting to augment your library, Politics and Feminist Standpoint Theories expands upon and subjects to critical scrutiny the familiar categories of empiricist, standpoint, and postmodern as ways to group feminist theorists into epistemological categories.