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Feminist Epistemology

Feminist epistemology refers to a set of feminist theories within epistemology. Equally, it refers to a set of epistemologies within feminist theory. Both sets of theories are marked by complex and overlapping areas of agreement and disagreement. So there is no single “feminist epistemology”; there are a number of them. The entry begins by explaining what is included in the set of feminist epistemologies. It goes on to trace the emergence and development of different approaches. Then it outlines the main themes in current thinking in the area. Finally, it relates them to educational research, policy, and practice.

Feminists seek to demonstrate and dismantle the invisibility, oppression, and subordination of women; epistemology is the study of knowledge. Feminist epistemology is at the intersection of these two ...

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