Feminist Reconstructions in Psychology introduces a distinctive new mode in doing psychology. This psychology is based on an increasingly popular range of ideas called social constructionism. Within the book, new forms of theory and methods of inquiry relating social constructionism to feminist topics are introduced. Each chapter highlights different topics of special concern within gender studies, especially the psychology of women. The book draws from the central tenets of postmodern inquiry, as played out in the positive framework of social constructionism. Emphasized are reflexivity, the social basis of reality making, the breakdown of traditional narrative forms, the loss of objectivity as a scientific standard, and the possibilities for new forms of doing research. In this respect, the book is unique and serves to provide a point of view on an intriguing movement that is gaining momentum across the social sciences and humanities.
Chapter 8: Against Mod Mascu-linity and Post-Mod Macho: A Feminist End-Game
Against Mod Mascu-linity and Post-Mod Macho: A Feminist End-Game
Let's begin with a scare tactic: What we've all been on the edge of our seats to bring up and to deny. Face to face, can we stare it down? Will it get us down? Or are we starry-eyed from too much gazing? Then what will become of us?
Has the end of history come? Nothing left but to demystify and deconstruct the illusory claims to knowledge made by the long track of wisemen stretching from now to once upon a time. The task is to unmask. To rid the world of the pretense behind the propositions—demonstrating knowledge makers as fools after all. Nothing will be left, a charred ...