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Situating Standpoints

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Material Information

Title: Situating Standpoints Negotiating a Queer Perspective in Feminist Theory
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Mantilla, Cesar
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Feminist Standpoint Theory
Queer Theory
Postmodernism
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theses   ( marcgt )
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Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Starting from the premise that human activity structures human understanding, feminist standpoint theorist Sandra Harding argues for women's lives as grounds for an advantageous standpoint through which it is possible to maximize objectivity and initiate a successor science project. Informed by postmodernist considerations, Donna Haraway refutes the notion of an advantageous standpoint, arguing instead for situated knowledges as a candidate model for a feminist epistemology. A critique of feminist standpoint theory developed from queer theory exposes the weaknesses of Harding's feminist standpoint, including essentialism and the reproduction of oppression through a gender binary. Feminist criticisms of postmodernism cast doubt on the desirability of Haraway's situated knowledges. A version of a feminist standpoint benefiting from the insights of both criticisms is suggested. Suggestions include targeting operations of power inherent in standpoint and removing gender as the principal category of feminist standpoint theory.
Statement of Responsibility: by Cesar Mantilla
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Edidin, Aron

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 M2
System ID: NCFE003815:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003815/00001

Material Information

Title: Situating Standpoints Negotiating a Queer Perspective in Feminist Theory
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Mantilla, Cesar
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Feminist Standpoint Theory
Queer Theory
Postmodernism
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Starting from the premise that human activity structures human understanding, feminist standpoint theorist Sandra Harding argues for women's lives as grounds for an advantageous standpoint through which it is possible to maximize objectivity and initiate a successor science project. Informed by postmodernist considerations, Donna Haraway refutes the notion of an advantageous standpoint, arguing instead for situated knowledges as a candidate model for a feminist epistemology. A critique of feminist standpoint theory developed from queer theory exposes the weaknesses of Harding's feminist standpoint, including essentialism and the reproduction of oppression through a gender binary. Feminist criticisms of postmodernism cast doubt on the desirability of Haraway's situated knowledges. A version of a feminist standpoint benefiting from the insights of both criticisms is suggested. Suggestions include targeting operations of power inherent in standpoint and removing gender as the principal category of feminist standpoint theory.
Statement of Responsibility: by Cesar Mantilla
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Edidin, Aron

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 M2
System ID: NCFE003815:00001

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