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By Erica Burman

ISBN-10: 085702602X

ISBN-13: 9780857026026

ISBN-10: 1446279243

ISBN-13: 9781446279243

A world crew of key feminist psychologists use a number of views to discover the kin among feminist politics and mental practices in several countries.

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This is because, in the final analysis, they are inextricable, and more so if we concentrate on the academic context, as is our case. It is because of all this that we need to analyse how an important part of feminist knowledge, in the course of its emergence and evolution, has gradually inherited certain epistemological assump­ tions, which, in Ibanez's terms (1 994) might be qualified as myths. These, taken together and applied to gender studies, would constitute a syndrome that would hinder a truly feminist academic practice.

An origin of the definition. (Guillaumin, 1 992: 97) However, with the radical 'hermeneutical turn' of recent years caused by feminist and non-feminist critical theories (Hekman, 1 990; Ibanez, 1 994; Latour, 1 987; Nicholson, 1 990; Rorty, 1 979; Rose, 1 989) in their attack on representationalist knowledge, psychology (whether it be feminist or not) has been dramatically made to assume Copyrighted Material 34 Deconstructing Feminist Psychology the responsibility of facing up to the non-existence of independent knowledge and the fact that knowledge in itself is an act of participation in the social world, as some studies of sociology of science have shown.

And Maynard, M. (eds) ( 1 994) The Dynamics of Race and Gender. Sussex: Taylor and Francis. Amos, V. and Parmar, P. ( 1 984) 'Challenging imperial feminism', Feminist Review, 17: 3-19. Armistead, N. ) (1 974) Reconstructing Social Psychology. Harmondsworth: Penguin. Baker Miller, 1. ( 1 976) Toward a Theory of Women's Psychological Development. Harmondsworth: Penguin. , Taylor, M. and Tindall, C. ( 1 994) Qualitative Methods in Psychology: A Research Guide. Buckingham: Open University Press. Benjamin, W.

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