Chapter 8

The Work of Knowledge and the Knowledge of Women's Work

Miriam Glucksmann


Feminist research could be argued to offer a distinctive approach along a number of different dimensions: its substantive concerns which determine the subject matter of enquiry and the kinds of questions that are asked; its approach towards what it is studying, which is premised on certain broad epistemological and philosophical positions that set limits on the types and range of research methods and techniques it adopts; its overt political commitment which aims for an active relation between feminist research and feminist political practice, such that the output of the research, the knowledge that is produced, contributes in some way to transforming the ...

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