An Interdisciplinary Feminist Reader
Alison M. Jaggar
- ISBN: 9781594512049
- Extent: 528pp
- Release Date: 20 Jan 2008
- Size: 229mm x 152mm
- Format: Paperback
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- Category: Education
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Feminist research is a growing tradition of inquiry that aims to produce knowledge that is not biased by inequitable assumptions about gender and related categories such as class, race, religion, sexuality, and nationality.
Just Methodologies is designed for upper level undergraduate and graduate students in a range of disciplines. Rather than being concerned with particular techniques of inquiry, the interdisciplinary readings in this book address broad questions of research methodology. They are designed to help researchers think critically and constructively about the epistemological and ethical implications of various approaches to research selection and research design, evidence-gathering techniques, and publication of results.
A key theme running through the readings is the complex inter-relationship between social power and inequality, on the one hand, and the production of knowledge, on the other. A second and related theme is the inseparability of research projects and methodologies from ethical and political values.
About The Author
Alison M. Jaggar is Professor of Philosophy and Women and Gender Studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder. She is the author of Feminist Frameworks (edited with Paula Rothenberg; McGraw Hill 1978, 1984, 1993); Feminist Politics and Human Nature (Rowman & Littlefield 1988); Living with Contradictions: Controversies in Feminist Social