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The future of differences : truth and method in feminist theory

Author: Susan J Hekman
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity Press ; Malden, MA : Blackwell, 1999.
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"Hekman traces the history of feminist accounts of difference, from Simone de Beauvoir to Donna Haraway and beyond. She examines the ways in which feminists have tried to erase, emphasize or pluralize difference. She argues that we need new definitions of method and truth which avoid the twin liabilities of universalistic assumptions and postmodern nihilism. Hekman develops an approach that recognizes differences
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Hekman, Susan J.
Future of differences.
Cambridge, UK : Polity Press ; Malden, MA : Blackwell, 1999
(DLC) 99031167
(OCoLC)41273261
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan J Hekman
ISBN: 9780745677439 0745677436 9780745667089 0745667082
OCLC Number: 848895545
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 173 pages)
Contents: 1. The Problem of Difference --
The Other --
From erasure to emphasis --
From difference to differences --
The future of differences --
2. From Difference to Differences: The Case of Feminist Standpoint Theory --
Defining the feminist standpoint --
The challenge of difference: redefining the feminist standpoint --
Toward a new paradigm --
3. A Method for Differences --
Feminism, method, and difference --
Weber's ideal type --
Feminist ideal types --
Conclusion --
4. The Epistemology of Moral Voice: Displacing --
Hegemony in Moral/Legal Discourse --
Different moral voices --
Different legal voices --
A new legal game --
An alternative moral epistemology: multiple voices --
5. Backgrounds and Riverbeds: Feminist Reflections --
Theories of the Background --
Subverting the Background --
Shifting the riverbed --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Susan J. Hekman.
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aeo Addresses one of the most pressing problems in contemporary feminist theory -- the issue of differences. aeo Develops an original approach which draws on the work of an array of contemporary  Read more...

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