Women's participation in the history of ideas and reconstruction of knowledge

Publication Type:

Working Paper

Authors:

Devaki Jain

Source:

National Institute of Advanced Studies, Volume WP4, Number 978-81-87663-59-1, Bangalore (2012)

URL:

http://eprints.nias.res.in/455/

Abstract:

"The problems of knowledge are central to feminist theorizing which has sought to destabilize androcentric, mainstream thinking in the humanities and in the social and natural sciences". The feminist agenda raises questions on what constitute knowledge and how the disciplinary divisions are created. This questioning creates a "politics of disturbance". It unsettles the given and starts to "plough up inherited turfs without planting the same old seeds in the field".

Notes:

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