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Feminist Epistemologies (Thinking Gender)

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Feminist philosophy began on the margins, in the applied fields where practical concerns met with the political issues central to the women's movement. The traditional core of philosophy - including epistemology - remained intact, impervious to any inquiry that appealed to values, politics, or gender. Feminist Epistemologies brings together original essays exploring the in ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 4th 1993 by Routledge (first published December 21st 1992)
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Jose Palafox
This is a pioneering text in Feminist Studies, Philosophy, and was very much read in grad programs like Ethnic Studies (the program I was in), Sociology, and what would later be called, Queer Studies.

Seventeen years after it was published and I still find myself going back and re-reading the essays in this edited volume by Linda Alcoff and Elizabeth Potter (specially the work by Linda Alcoff and Sandra Harding).

If there is ever a revised second edition of this title, it would be great if it inc
I have found this an immensely suggestive book, collecting as it does essays from both prominent and rising figures in feminist philosophy of knowledge--albeit from about two decades ago. I am struck by how little impact feminist thought, even of this high and generally temperate quality, has had on evangelical theology, to the shame of my guild.

If you're new to the idea, let alone the discourse, of feminist epistemology, this is an excellent place to start.
I used this for one of the cornerstones on my master's thesis about modern society's view of midwives bv. doctors and how we are legitimized by the way in which we learn things. Fascinating!
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