4 edition of FEMINIST RESEARCH IN THEORY AND PRACTICE. found in the catalog.
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Smart 1990 notes that as standpoint feminism has arisen from a grass-roots concern to protect women and to reveal the victimization of women, it has not been sympathetic to the study of masculinity ies.
I consider throughout the links between epistemology and research and with all of the above problems in mind I tentatively outline my own favoured approach and position. From the first FEMINIST RESEARCH IN THEORY AND PRACTICE. of the course I knew that I wanted mine to be based on an empirical study of the experience of miscarriage.
Throughout the book there is a practical emphasis on specific examples of feminist research in action; and, as well as summarizing current theoretical debates, Gayle Letherby adds to them.
So this approach can and has been used to replace male supremacy with female supremacy and support binary positions i. They failed that office or they made that law, but of our mothers, our grandmothers what remains is nothing but a tradition. As Jackson 1992 argues, this is correct in that feminism does aim to deconstruct the taken for granted, especially concerning gender relations, and does challenge the sexism in language and the view of objective masculine science.
After much deliberation and for purposes of coherence, I chose accounts and transcripts which operated as theoretical dramatic indicators to exemplify the structural relations as they were lived at the level of everydayness.
The feminist reconstruction of knowledge Introduction Stand by your woman Feminist empiricism Feminist standpoint epistemology I am what I am, or am I? Stanley 1990; Reinharz 1992; Maynard and Purvis 1994; Wilkinson and Kitzinger 1996.
Yet, as Maynard 1994b: 20drawing on Hall 1992argues:. Clearly, the relationship between language and power is complex and language can be a tool of oppression. For example, with feminist influence the work aspect of housework is taken seriously by many. An example of the tension here can be found in current concerns over political correctness. Issues of power, empowerment ethics and responsibility -- Texts of many lives: the implications for feminist approach -- Close encounters: presentations and audiences.
Through a brief consideration of language in terms of definition and usage I also consider to what extent women are marginalized by words and the way they are used. Innovative writing is commonly attacked in this way and the history of male writing is littered with examples. In Britain there has been considerable criticism of the census and associated data collection. From this perspective, in patriarchal societies language is used to create masculinzed social reality where women are portrayed as subordinate to men.
One was beautiful, one was red-haired, one was kissed by a queen. 1994 argue that most research in this area is based on small-scale interviews and on the experience of women who are happy to make their lives public, much of it focusing on the experience of women in refuges.
In this module students and tutors I teach this module with colleagues consider the status of different types of knowledge and knowledge production and demonstrate the need for feminist informed research because of silences both academic and experiential in traditional knowledge production.
Further, within the current academic climate where large numbers of students are intended to be processed through general purpose courses as cheaply as possible Epstein 1995 , academics may be viewed as providing a service or even selling a product e.
I go on to chart alternative debates which assert that difference and diversity between women is as politically important as male and female differences.