Just Methods An Interdisciplinary Feminist Reader

ISBN-10: 1594512043

ISBN-13: 9781594512049

Edition: 2008

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Feminist research is a growing tradition of inquiry that aims to produce knowledge that is not biased by inequitable assumptions about gender and related categories such as class, race, religion, sexuality, and nationality. Just Methods is designed for upper level undergraduate and graduate students in a range of disciplines. Rather than being concerned with particular techniques of inquiry, the interdisciplinary readings in this book address broad questions of research methodology. They are designed to help researchers think critically and constructively about the epistemological and ethical implications of various approaches to research selection and research design, evidence-gathering techniques, and publication of results. A key theme running through the readings is the complex inter-relationship between social power and inequality, on the one hand, and the production of knowledge, on the other. A second and related theme is the inseparability of research projects and methodologies from ethical and political values.
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Book details

List price: $58.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Project of Feminist Methodology
Feminist Critiques of Methodology
The Humanities
"The Social Relation of the Sexes: Methodological Implications of Women's History"
"A Paradigm of Philosophy: The Adversary Method"
"Kochinnenako in Academe: Three Approaches to Interpreting a Keres Indian Tale"
The Social Sciences
"Women's Perspective as a Radical Critique of Sociology"
"Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences: Current Feminist Issues and Practical Strategies"
"Research through Imperial Eyes"
Economics
"Not a Free Market: The Rhetoric of Disciplinary Authority in Economics"
"Paid and Unpaid Labor: Meanings and Debates"
"Counting for Something! Recognizing Women's Contribution to the Global Economy through Alternative Accounting Systems"
Human Biology
"Lesbians under the Medical Gaze: Scientists Search for Remarkable Differences"
"Critique of The Bell Curve"
"Bias in the Science of Evolution"
The Health Sciences
"Metaphots of Menopause: The Metalanguage of Menopause Research"
"Don't Use a Wrench to Peel Potatoes: Biological Science Constructed on Male Model Systems Is a Risk to Women Workers' Health"
"Evidence-Based Medicine and Justice: A Framework for Looking at the Impact of EBM upon Vulnerable or Disadvantaged Groups"
Feminist Studies
"The Costs of Exclusionary Practices in Women's Studies"
"How Inclusive Is Feminist Political Theory? Questions for Lesbians"
"Dislocating Cultures: Identities, Traditions, and Third World Feminism'"
Feminists Rethinking Methodology
Feminist Naturalism: Do Women Have Distinctive Ways of Knowing?
"Procedural Knowledge: Separate and Connected Knowing"
"Black Feminist Epistemology"
"Revaluing Science: Starting from the Practices of Women"
Feminist Empiricism: Experience and Interpretation
"'Experience'"
"Talking about Sex and HIV: Conceptualizing a New Sociology of Experience"
"Incredulity, Experientialism, and the Politics of Knowledge"
Feminist Standpoint Theory: Social Location and Epistemic Privilege
"Learning from the Outsider Within: The Sociological Significance of Black Feminist Thought"
"The Need for a New Vision: The Subsistence Perspective"
"Borderlands Epistemologies"
Feminist Postmodernism: Knowledges as Partial, Contingent, and Politically Informed
"Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective"
"Social Criticism without Philosophy: An Encounter between Feminism and Postmodernism"
"Qualitative Research, Appropriation of the "Other" and Empowerment
Objectivity and Validation
"Love and Knowledge: Emotion in Feminist Epistemology"
"Values and Objectivity"
"Epistemology Resuscitated: Objectivity as Trustworthiness"
Democratizing Research
"Feminist Participatory Research"
"Democratizing Biology: Reinventing Biology from a Feminist, Ecological, and Third World Perspective"
"Feminist Participatory Action Research in the Mekong Region"
Feminist Ethics in Research
"'You Still Takin' Notes?' Fieldwork and Problems of Informed Consent"
"Research as an Act of Betrayal: Researching Race in an Asian Community in Los Angeles"
"The Problem of Speaking for Others"
Index
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