ERIC Number: ED343818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Transforming the Knowledge Base. A Panel Discussion at the National Network of Women's Caucuses (1st, Washington, D.C., February 24-26, 1989).
National Council for Research on Women, New York, NY.
The National Network of Women's Caucuses first biennial meeting saw over 50 participants come together to discuss a broad range of issues affecting women in the disciplines and professions. One set of discussions included panelists Dorothy O. Helly, Elizabeth Kamarck Minnich, Sandra Coyner, Leslie Hill-Davidson, and Betty Schmitz. The discussion addressed three themes: (1) Where is feminist theory today on the central issues of essentialism versus social construction and equality versus difference?; (2) How has post-structuralism affected these debates?; and (3) How do issues of experience versus expertise get played out in these theories? Other questions considered were: (1) What has been learned about the stages necessary for transforming the knowledge base?; (2) What is known about the kinds of changes this transformation entails?; (3) What has been to learned about the intersection of race, ethnicity, and class with gender? (4) To what extent are researchers talking to themselves?; (5) Has the feminist challenge to the knowledge base been ignored in the continued production of knowledge?; and (5) How can positioning for backlash take place? (KM)
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Feminism, Philosophy, Sex Bias, Social Attitudes, Social Change, Social Influences, Social Theories, Womens Studies
National Council for Research on Women, 47-49 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10021 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Research on Women, New York, NY.