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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” ...

Theorizing with Racial-Ethnic Feminisms in Family Studies
Theorizing with racial-ethnic feminisms in family studies

In this chapter, I address epistemological commonalities of racial-ethnic feminisms, the advantages and challenges of using such theories in family studies, and the process of theorizing with racial-ethnic feminisms in research. I use the term racial-ethnic feminisms to emphasize that these individual bodies of literature and activism emerged from sociohistorical experiences unique to individual racial and ethnic groups. Accordingly, I propose that for racial-ethnic feminisms, the constructions of race and ethnicity are the primary organizing concepts from which every other social location intersects and is inextricably tied.

Additionally, the term racial-ethnic feminisms is used to acknowledge racial-ethnic feminists' break from Eurocentric feminist groups who have marginalized or excluded minority racial- ethnic women (and ...

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