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Table of Contents Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: Standpoint Theory as a Site of Political, Philosophic, and Scientific Debate Sandra Harding I: The Logic of a Standpoint Introduction 2. Women's Perspective as a Radical Critique of Sociology Dorothy E. Smith 3. The Feminist Standpoint: Developing the Ground for a Specifically Feminist Historical Materialism Nancy C. M. Hartsock 4. Feminist Politics and Epistemology: The Standpoint of Women Alison M. Jaggar 5. Hand, Brain, and Heart: A Feminist Epistemology for the Natural Sciences Hilary Rose 6. Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective Donna Haraway 7. Learning from the Outsider Within: The Sociological Significance of Black Feminist Thought Patricia Hill Collins 8. Rethinking Standpoint Epistemology: What is "Strong Objectivity"? Sandra Harding II. Identifying Standpoints Introduction 9. History and Class Consciousness as an "Unfinished Project" Fredric Jameson 10. Choosing the Margin as a Space of Radical Openness bell hooks 11. Maternal Thinking as a Feminist Standpoint Sara Ruddick 12. Feminism, Marxism, Method, and the State: Toward Feminist Jurisprudence Catharine A. MacKinnon 13. Labor, Standpoints, and Feminist Subjects Kathi Weeks 14. U.S. Third World Feminism: The Theory and Method of Differential Oppositional Consciousness Chela Sandoval III. Controversies, Limits, Revisionings Introduction. 15. The Project of Feminist Epistemology: Perspectives from a Nonwestern Feminist Uma Narayan 16. Truth and Method: Feminist Standpoint Theory Revisited Susan Hekman 17. Comment on Hekman's "Truth and Method: Feminist Standpoint Theory Revisited": Truth or Justice? Nancy C. M. Hartsock 18. Comment on Hekman's "Truth and Method: Feminist Standpoint Theory Revisited": Where's the Power? Patricia Hill Collins 19. Comment on Hekman's "Truth and Method: Feminist Standpoint Theory Revisited": Whose Standpoint Needs the Regimes of Truth and Reality? Sandra Harding 20. Comment on Hekman's "Truth and Method: Feminist Standpoint Theory Revisited" Dorothy E. Smith 21. Reply to Hartsock, Collins, Harding, and Smith Susan Hekman 22. Strange Standpoints, or: How to Define the Situation for Situated Knowledge Dick Pels IV. Modern or Postmodern? Natural or Only Social Sciences? Introduction 23. Feminist Epistemologies for Critical Social Theory: From Standpoint Theory to Situated Knowledge Fernando J. Garc¡a Selgas 24. Building Standpoints Sarah Bracke and Maria Puig de la Bellacasa 25. Feminist Standpoint as Postmodern Strategy Nancy J. Hirschmann 26. The Subsistence Perspective Maria Mies and Vandana Shiva 27. Why Standpoint Matters Alison Wylie 28. Feminism and the Social Construction of Scientific Knowledge Joseph Rouse Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Feminist theory