“An important contribution to teaching. This text is richly informed by an intersectional appreciation—namely, that concerns of gender inequality cannot be separated from other systems of oppression.”
—Nancy Tuana, DuPont/Class of 1949 Professor of Philosophy, Penn State University
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—Sandra Harding, Professor of Education, UCLA, and former coeditor of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
“Very thorough, this book brings together historical debates with more current debates and issues. No other text has this kind of coverage.”
—Kamala Kempadoo, Associate Professor of Social Science, York University
“Jaggar’s other anthologies have been invaluable teaching texts for me and for many of my colleagues for years now. This newest contribution will be another important resource for feminist teachers.”
—Lisa Heldke, Professor of Philosophy, Gustavus Adolphus College
“A breath of fresh air and a wealth of information … this text offers a much-needed and well-balanced cross-disciplinary account of feminist methods. The authors tackle and provide thorough discussions of various issues, including the place of quantitative methodology in feminist research. The book should be in every feminist scholar’s library and is perfect for graduate methods courses.”
—Mary Caprioli, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Minnesota–Duluth
“This exceptional volume is not only interdisciplinary but also transnational in its coverage. Jaggar has assembled the best of classic articles and illuminated their relevance through instructive and accessible introductions to each of 13 sections.”
—V. Spike Peterson, Professor of Political Science with affiliated status in Women's Studies, International Studies, Latin American Studies, and Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies, University of Arizona
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Introduction: The Project of Feminist Methodology
Part I. Feminist critiques of methodology
Joan Kelly-Gadol, "The Social Relation of the Sexes: Methodological Implications of Women's History
Janice Moulton, "A Paradigm of Philosophy: The Adversary Method"
Paula Gunn Allen, "Kochinnenako in Academe: Three Approaches to Interpreting a Keres Indian Tale"
2.The Social Sciences
Dorothy E. Smith, "Women's Perspective as a Radical Critique of Sociology"
Toby Epstein Jayaratne and Abigail J. Stewart, "Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences: Current Feminist Issues and Practical Strategies"
Linda Tuhiwai Smith, "Research through Imperial Eyes"
Diana A. Strassman, "Not a Free Market: The Rhetoric of Discimplinary Authority in Economics"
Lourdes Beneria, "Paid and Unpaid Labor: Meanings and Debates"
Maryilyn Waring, "Counting for Something! Recognizing Women's Contribution to the Global Economy through Alternative Accounting Systems"
Jennifer Terry, "Lesbians under the Medical Gaze: Scientists Search for Remarkable Differences"
Stephen J. Gould, "Critique of The Bell Curve"
Elisabeth A. Lloyd, "Bias"
Geri L. Dickson, "Metaphors of Menopause: The Metalanguage of Menopause Research
Karen Messing, "Don't Use a Wrench to Peel Potatoes: Biological Science Constructed on Male Model Systems Is a Threat to Women Workers' Health"
W.A. Rogers, "Evidence-Based Medicine and Justice: A Framework for Looking at the Impact of EBM upon Vulnerable or Disadvantage Groups"
6. Feminist studies
Maxine Baca Zinn, Lynn Weber Cannon, Elizabeth Higginbotham, and Bonnie Thornton Dill, "The Costs of Exclusionary Practices in Women's Studies"
Bette S. Tallen, "How Inclusive Is Feminist Political Theory? Questions for Lesbians"
Uma Narayan, "Cross-Cultural Connections, Border-Crossings and 'Death by Culture'"
Part II. Feminists rethinking methodology
7. Feminist empiricism: Experience and interpretation
Mary Field Belenky, Blythe McVicker Clinchy, Nancy Rule Goldberger, and Jill Mattuck Tarule, "Procedural Knowledge: Separate MMand Connected Knowing"
Patricia Hill Collins, "Toward and Afrocentric Feminist Epistempology"
Nancy Tuana, "Revaluing Science: Starting from the Practices of Women"
8. Feminist naturalism: Do women have distinctive ways of knowing?
Joan W. Scott, "Experience"
Renee T. White, "Talking about Sex and HIV: Conceputalizing a New Sociology of Experience"
Lorraine Code, "Incredulity, Experientalism, and the Politics of Knowledge"
9. Feminist standpoint theory: Social location and epistemic privilege
Patricia Hill Collins, "Learning from the Outsider within: The Sociological Significance of Black Feminist Thought"
Maria Mies, "The Need for a New Vision: The Subsistence Perspective"
Sandra Harding, "Borderlands Epistemologies"
10. Feminist postmodernism: knowledges as partial, contingent and politically informed
Donna Haraway, "Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective"
Nancy Fraser and Linda J. Nicholson, "Social Criticism without Philosophy: An Encounter between Feminism and Postmodernism:
Annie Opie, "Qualitative Research, Appropriation of the 'Other' and Empowerment"
Alison M. Jaggar, "Love and Knowledge: Emotion in Feminist Epistemology:
Longino, "Values and Objectivity"
Naomi Scheman, "Epistemology Resuscitated: Objectivity as Trustworthiness"
12. Democratizing research
Patricia Maguire, "Adjusting the Lens: Participatory Research"
Patricia Maguire, "A Feminist Participatory Research Framework"
Vandana Shiva, "Democratizing Biology: Reinventing Biology from a Feminist, Ecological, and Third World Perspective"
Jan Bootinand, "Feminist Participatory Action Research in the Mekong Region"
13. Ethical issues in research
Barrie Thorne, "You Still Takin' Notes? Fieldwork and Problems of Informed Consent"
Naheed Islam, "Research as an Act of Betrayal: Researching Race in an Asian Community in Los Angeles"
Linda Alcoff, "The Problem of Speaking for Others"