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Author Minnich, Elizabeth
Title Transforming Knowledge 2Nd Edition
Imprint Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2004
©2004
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Edition 2nd ed
Descript 1 online resource (313 pages)
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Still Transforming Knowledge -- Thinking: An Introductory Essay -- Still Transforming Knowledge: Circling Out, Pressing Deeper -- I. No One Beginning -- II. Contextual Approaches : Thinking About -- III. Conceptual Approaches Thinking Through -- IV. Errors Basic to Dominant Traditions -- Faulty Ceneralization and Hierarchically Invidious Monism -- Circular Reasoning -- Mystified Concepts -- Partial Knowledge -- V. Circling Back, Keeping Coing -- Notes
This is a book about how we define knowledge and how we think about moral and political questions. It argues that the prevailing systems of knowledge, morality, and politics are rooted in views that are exclusionary and therefore legitimate injustice, patriarchy, and violence. That is, these views divide humans into different kinds along a hierarchy whose elite still defines the systems that shape our lives and misshape our thinking. Like the first edition of Transforming Knowledge, this substantially revised edition calls upon us to continue to liberate our minds and the systems we live within from concepts that rationalize inequality. It engages with the past fifteen years of feminist scholarship and developments in its allied fields (such as Cultural Studies, African American Studies, Queer Studies, and Disability Studies) to critique the deepest and most vicious of old prejudices. This new edition extends Minnich's arguments and connects them with the contemporary academy as well as recent instances of domination, genocide, and sexualized violence. * Updated to consider recent scholarship in Gender, Multicultural, Postcolonial, Disability, Native American, and Queer Studies, among other fields of study  * Revised to include an extended analysis of the conceptual errors that legitimate domination, including the construction of kinds ("genders") of human beings * Revised to include new materials from a variety of cultures and times, and engages with today's contemporary debates about affirmative action, postmodernism, and religion
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Minnich, Elizabeth Transforming Knowledge 2Nd Edition Philadelphia : Temple University Press,c2004 9781592131310
Subject Critical thinking.;Methodology.;Feminist theory
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