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Gender/Body/Knowledge: Feminist Reconstructions of Being and Knowing

Jaggar, Alison M.,& Bordo, Susan R. (Eds.)

 This book is a collection of essays drawn from various disciplines. The essays are written by feminist scholars who offer strong objections to the Western philosophical assumption that Cartesian thinking is the most valid approach to knowledge and life guidance. They argue that this view typifies a dualistic approach in which culture and nature are divided, with one side viewed as dominating over the other (nature). In its stead they propose various feminist epistemological and ontological approaches. Part I: "The Body, The Self," in which the traditional views of the body as the chief enemy of objectivity is replaced by visions of a new view in which the body plays a central role in the production, reproduction, and transformation of culture. Part II, "Feminist Ways of Knowing," contains six chapters which deal with various aspects of feminist epistemology. The last part, "Revisioning Method," consists of five chapters in which the author's attempt to apply the principles set forth in Parts I and II. Because Cartesian dualism is one of the cornerstones in thinking about the paranormal and exceptional human experience, this book is a treasure trove of new ways of conceiving and studying such experiences.
Publisher Information:New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1989. 376p. Chap.bibl; 2 figs; 6 illus; Index: 365-376; 1 table
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