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In: The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory

Chapter 1: Feminist Epistemology and the Politics of Knowledge: Questions of Marginality

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Feminist Epistemology and the Politics of Knowledge: Questions of Marginality
Feminist epistemology and the politics of knowledge: Questions of marginality
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Epistemology was a late-comer to feminist analysis and critique. Although various explanations for its tardiness might be advanced, central among them must surely be the intransigence of a conviction that, while ethics and politics might well be shaped by gender relations and other human ‘differences’, knowledge worthy of the (honorific) title must transcend all such specificities. Thus, although feminist ethical and political theory were rapidly growing areas of inquiry during the 1960s and 1970s, only in the 1980s was a set of questions and proposals articulated to address the possibility that there could, after all, be so seemingly oxymoronic an area of inquiry as feminist epistemology. ...

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