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Standpoint Theory

Sandra Harding & Julia T Wood

Cultural Context—Gender and Communication


Theory Overview (7th Edition)

Abstracts appear in Appendix A of the text

Different locations within the social hierarchy affect what is seen. The standpoints of marginalized people provide less false views of the world than do the privileged perspectives of the powerful. Strong objectivity requires that scientific research start from the lives of women, the poor, gays and lesbians, and racial minorities. (Critical tradition)



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