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The Handbook of Feminist Family Studies demonstrates how feminist contributions to family science advance our understanding of relationships among individuals, families, and communities. Bringing together some of the most well-respected scholars in the field, the editors showcase feminist family scholarship, creating a scholarly forum for interpretation and dissemination of feminist work. The Handbook’s contributors eloquently share their passion for scholarship and practice and offer new insights about the places we call home and family. The contributions as a whole provide overviews of the most important theories, methodologies, and practices, along with concrete examples of how scholars and practitioners actually engage in “doing” feminist family studies. Key Features:Examines the influence of feminism on the family studies field, including the many ways feminism brings about a “re-visioning” ...

Group-versus Individual-Based Intersectionality and Praxis in Feminist and Womynist Research Foundations
Group-versus individual-based intersectionality and praxis in feminist and womynist research foundations

This chapter addresses relationships among constructs that appear repeatedly in this book; constructs that include feminism, womynism, intersectionality, standpoint, praxis, and activism. Using a case narrative, I will illustrate how feminist scholarship in the United States— despite the best intentions—continues to treat women as a homogeneous group, evaluating scholarship about women as unidimensional while ignoring the authors' social, political, and herstorical contexts. In an effort to embody the social, herstorical, and political experiences of almost three decades of womynist work in higher education, I have four goals for this chapter:

  • To provide a framework whose endpoints are neofeminist/traditionalist and feminist/womynist for understanding differences in ...
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