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    Feminist Criticism of the Social Sciences

    Marcia Westkott
    The tensions and contradictions that permeate women's lives simultaneously create the potential for both alienation and liberation. These antithetical conditions form the outline of the debate within the social sciences concerning the interpretation of women's experiences. Marcia Westkott discusses the feminist criticism of the content, method, and purpose of knowledge about women as defined by the social sciences, and offers a dialectical alternative to conventional analyses.

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    Winter 1979 Issue

    Abstracts

    Foreword
    Lynne Templeton Brickley, Gloria Garfunkel, Donna Hulsizer
    Introduction
    The First Decade of Women's Studies
    Florence Howe
    Feminist Criticism of the Social Sciences
    Marcia Westkott
    Woman's Place in Man's Life Cycle
    Carol Gilligan
    The Rediscovery of the Need for a Feminist Medical Education
    Mary Roth Walsh
    Sexism and Self-Healing in the University
    Linda L. Nielsen
    Sex Differences in Educational Attainment
    A Cross-National Perspective
    Jeremy D. Finn, Loretta Dulberg, Janet Reis
    An Interview on Title IX with Shirley Chisholm, Holly Knox, Leslie R. Wolfe, Cynthia G. Brown, and Mary Kaaren Jolly
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