Women's ways of knowing

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Abstract

The entry foregrounds feminist standpoint epistemologies as women's ways of knowing, i.e. building knowledge that matters. This endeavour accords epistemic privilege to the marginalised, principally, women, as those who know and whose knowledge counts as it is based on their lived realities. Feminist standpoint epistemologies aim to challenge and decolonise androcentric knowledge enterprises.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies
EditorsNancy A. Naples
Place of PublicationOxford UK
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages1-3
Number of pages3
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781118663219
ISBN (Print)9781405196949
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Feminist standpoint theory
  • feminist epistemologies
  • feminist methodology

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