Truth and Method: Feminist Standpoint Theory Revisited

  title={Truth and Method: Feminist Standpoint Theory Revisited},
  author={Susan J. Hekman},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={341 - 365}
  • S. Hekman
  • Published 1 January 1997
  • Sociology
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
I N 1983, THE PUBLICATION of Nancy Hartsock's Money, Sex, and Power changed the landscape of feminist theory. The scope of the book alone ensures it a prominent place in feminist thought. It includes a comprehensive critique of positivism, an indictment of masculinist theories of power, and even a textual analysis of Greek mythology. The central concern of the book, however, and the source of its lasting influence, is Hartsock's epistemological and methodological argument. Her goal is to define… 
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