FEMINIST SCIENCE FICTION AND FEMINIST EPISTEMOLOGY

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Feminist Science Fiction And Feminist Epistemology

Author : Ritch Calvin
ISBN : 9783319324708
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book argues that feminist science fiction shares the same concerns as feminist epistemology—challenges to the sex of the knower, the valuation of the abstract over the concrete, the dismissal of the physical, the focus on rationality and reason, the devaluation of embodied knowledge, and the containment of (some) bodies. Ritch Calvin argues that feminist science fiction asks questions of epistemology because those questions are central to making claims of subjectivity and identity. Calvin reveals how women, who have historically been marginal to the deliberations of philosophy and science, have made significant contributions to the reconsideration and reformulation of the epistemological models of the world and the individuals in it.
Category: Literary Criticism

Jacques Lacan And Feminist Epistemology

Author : Kirsten Campbell
ISBN : 9781134419623
Genre : Social Science
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This book outlines a compelling new agenda for feminist theories of identity and social relations. Using Lacanian psychoanalysis with feminist epistemology, the author sets out a groundbreaking psychoanalytic social theory. Campbell's work offers answers to the important contemporary question of how feminism can change the formation of gendered subjectivities and social relations. Drawing on the work of third wave feminists, the book shows how feminism can provide new political models of knowing and disrupt foundational ideas of sexual identity. Kirsten Campbell engages the reader with an original intepretation of Lacanian psychoanalysis and offers a compelling argument for a fresh commitment to the politics of feminism. Jacques Lacan and Feminist Epistemology will be essential reading for anyone with interests in gender studies, cultural studies, psychoanalytic studies or social and political theory.
Category: Social Science

Women Succeeding In The Sciences

Author : Jody Bart
ISBN : 1557531226
Genre : Education
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Ample evidence has been provided that women historically have suffered numerous social, political, and institutional barriers to their entrance and success in the sciences. The articles in this anthology refocus the discussion and reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the issues surrounding women in the sciences. While the barriers that women have faced as researchers, subjects of research, students of science, and theorists have been well documented, this anthology breaks new ground. It presents the ways women succeed in the sciences, overcome these historical barriers, and contribute to the social practice of science and the philosophy of science in both theory and practice.
Category: Education

Feminism Postmodernism

Author : Linda Nicholson
ISBN : 9781135200855
Genre : Philosophy
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Halperin's subject is the erotics of male culture in ancient Greece. Arguing that the modern concept of "homosexuality" is an inadequate tool for the interpretation of these features of sexual life in antiquity, Halperin offers an alternative account that accords greater prominence to the indigenous terms in which sexual experiences were constituted in the ancient Mediterranean world. Wittily and provocatively written, Halperin's meticulously drawn windows onto ancient sexuality give us a new meaning to the concept of "Greek love."
Category: Philosophy

Love Power And Knowledge

Author : Hilary Rose
ISBN : 0253209072
Genre : Social Science
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"... absolutely splendid... the style is elegant, eloquent, and witty. Rose has a unique voice in the increasingly important feminist science and epistemology discussions. A superb accomplishment." -- Sandra Harding "This is a lively, contentious, important feminist book. Rose's wit and sharp eye and her commitment to thorough comparative historical analysis make for many pages of wonderful reading." -- Donna Haraway Hilary Rose locates feminist criticism of science at the heart of both the women's movement and the radical science movement. Attending to the political economy of the production of knowledge and to what does and does not count as knowledge, she explores how women and minorities are affected by these processes. She examines at length the latest, massively resourced claimant to the old and oppressive "biology is destiny" dictum -- the Human Genome program. Rose's commitment to feminist resistance against the science and technology of oppression leads her to claim feminist science fiction -- with its imaginative capacity to envision different futures with different sciences and technologies -- as an ally of feminist science critics.
Category: Social Science

Debating Discourses Practising Feminisms

Author : The Feminist Review Collective,
ISBN : 9781134718863
Genre : Social Science
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Debating Discourses, Practising Feminisms brings together international debates on the discourses and practices of contemporary feminisms. Discussions range across conflicting analyses of gender and politics at the UN conference at Beijing; nationalism and religious conflict in contemporary India; Re-imaginings of science and subjectivity in anglophone science fiction; and the political and intellectual complexities at stake in the project of lesbian studies in the UK. Contributions from these diverse fields come together to give critical attention to the complex terrain of Feminism in the 1990s.
Category: Social Science

Scrutinizing Feminist Epistemology

Author : Cassandra L. Pinnick
ISBN : 0813532272
Genre : Science
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This volume presents the first systematic evaluation of a feminist epistemology of science's power to transform both the practice of science and our society. Unlike existing critiques, this book questions the fundamental feminist suggestion that purging science of alleged male biases will advance the cause of both science and by extension, social justice. The book is divided into four sections: the strange status of feminist epistemology, testing feminist claims about scientific practice, philosophical and political critiques of feminist epistemology, and future prospects of feminist epistemology. Each of the essays-most of which are original to this text-directly confronts the very idea that there could be a feminist epistemology or philosophy of science. Rather than attempting to deal in detail with all of the philosophical views that fall under the general rubric of feminist epistemology, the contributors focus on positions that provide the most influential perspectives on science. Not all of the authors agree amongst themselves, of course, but each submits feminist theories to careful scrutiny.
Category: Science

Scifi In The Mind S Eye

Author : Margret Grebowicz
ISBN : 0812696301
Genre : Literary Criticism
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What do early Star Trek episodes have to say about race? Is post-apocalyptic literature about the dangers of technology mere entertainment, or a harbinger of things to come? This entertaining, enlightening collection brings together scholars and science fiction writers to discuss these questions and more. The essays examine how science fiction informs and inspires scientific research while breakthroughs in modern science spur authors on to more cutting-edge and exhilarating narratives. The invigorating technological discussions are highly informative, yet accessible to all readers.
Category: Literary Criticism

Beyond The Cyborg

Author : Margret Grebowicz
ISBN : 9780231520737
Genre : Philosophy
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Feminist theorist and philosopher Donna Haraway has substantially impacted thought on science, cyberculture, the environment, animals, and social relations. This long-overdue volume explores her influence on feminist theory and philosophy, paying particular attention to her more recent work on companion species, rather than her “Manifesto for Cyborgs.” Margret Grebowicz and Helen Merrick argue that the ongoing fascination with, and re-production of, the cyborg has overshadowed Haraway’s extensive body of work in ways that run counter to her own transdisciplinary practices. Sparked by their own personal “adventures” with Haraway’s work, the authors offer readings of her texts framed by a series of theoretical and political perspectives: feminist materialism, standpoint epistemology, radical democratic theory, queer theory, and even science fiction. They situate Haraway’s critical storytelling and “risky reading” practices as forms of feminist methodology and recognize her passionate engagement with “naturecultures” as the theoretical core driving her work. Chapters situate Haraway as critic, theorist, biologist, feminist, historian, and humorist, exploring the full range of her identities and reflecting her commitment to embodying all of these modes simultaneously.
Category: Philosophy