Psychology

Title

Positionality and thought: On the gendered foundations of thought, culture, and development

Document Type

Book Chapter

Abstract

My aims in this chapter are both critical and substantive. I argue that gender in intersection with other social formations configures cultures and societies, and that epistemic norms (norms defining what constitutes knowledge) are developed in this gendered societal matrix and must therefore be the object of critique. I then explore the substantive implications of this argument. My discussion focuses specifically on deductive reasoning and its development, but the import of these remarks extends beyond this particular domain.

Publication Title

Toward a Feminist Developmental Psychology

Publication Date

2014

First Page

191

Last Page

213

ISBN

9781317795261

DOI

10.4324/9781315811345

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