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Crossing Boundaries: Feminisms and the Critique of Knowledges

Barbara Caine

First published in 1988, Crossing Boundaries challenges existing disciplines and fields of study from a feminist perspective, contesting their presumptions, and questioning and crossing their boundaries.

The book provides a broad-ranging overview of the state of feminist interventions in the social and natural sciences and the humanities. It illustrates something of the diversity of approaches to theory and scholarship which is evident in the work of feminists. It analyses crucial problems in the way traditional knowledges are conceived, and poses exciting new alternatives.

Here is a lively display of the vigour of feminist investigations, from mathematics to literary criticism, from biology to socialism, from equal pay to polyandry. This book will introduce the reader to the work of feminist thinkers and will be a valuable text for students and teachers of sociology and women's studies.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish Date: Nov 1st, 2024
  • Pages: 222
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781032888514
  • Categories: Women's StudiesFeminism & Feminist TheorySociology - General

About the Author

Barbara Caine is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Syndey. She was the first Director of the Women's Studies Centre. Her main areas of interest are in the history of autobiography and biography and in the history of feminism.

E.A. Grosz is an Australian philosopher, feminist theorist, and professor working in the U.S. She is Jean Fox O'Barr Women's Studies Distinguished Professor Emerita at Duke University, USA.

Marie de Lepervanche is an Anthropologist. She taught at the University of Sydney, Australia.