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Transforming Knowledge by Elizabeth Kamarck Minnich
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Feb 20, 08

it was amazing
bookshelves: historypoliticalimportantclassics, learningeducation, feminism-feminineepistemology
Recommended for: feminists, those interested in race, gender, power structures, and philosophy
Read in August, 2007

Elizabeth Kamarck Minnich is the author of numerous works and the Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at the Union Graduate School in Vermont. Transforming lays out a formula that can be used to show how hidden biases and power hierarchies operate and maintain power within societies. By highlighting how errors in ‘thinking’ occur, Minnich helps us to notice the errors in our own thinking. She explains how - through faulty generalizations, circular reasoning, mystified concepts, and partial knowledge – individuals and the dominant culture reinforces the status quo and makes it very difficult for new ideas and social concepts to take root. This is an imperative read for those interested in epistemology, women studies, social change, and learning; the concepts within this book can be applied in many different fields to show how the dominant culture operates.
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