The uses of hermeneutics for feminist scholarship

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Although feminist scholars must be primarily devoted to understanding the experience of women, we can also use the critique of logocentrism being made by male thinkers of the hermeneutic/interpretive persuasion. The bulk of male scholarship in these movements has been unable to move beyond the preliminary effort of a negative critique of the limitations and irrelevancies of the traditional/scientistic methodology. Feminist scholarship has not only stood critical of traditional assumptions but has made the positive move of putting forth alternative epistemologies which use experience, intuition and evaluation as modes of knowing. For these new ideas to emerge in a powerful way, there has to be a locus for their emergence. Women's Studies is that place. © 1984.

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Bowles, G. (1984). The uses of hermeneutics for feminist scholarship. Women’s Studies International Forum, 7(3), 185–188. https://doi.org/10.1016/0277-5395(84)90009-8

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