Limits of Knowledge, The

Generating Pragmatist Feminist Cases for Situated Knowing
SUNY Press
  • erschienen am 16. Juli 2015
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  • 202 Seiten
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Argues for a transactionally situated approach to science and medicine in order to meet the needs of marginalized groups.

The Limits of Knowledge provides an understanding of what pragmatist feminist theories look like in practice, combining insights from the work of American pragmatist John Dewey concerning experimental inquiry and transaction with arguments for situated knowledge rooted in contemporary feminism. Using case studies to demonstrate some of the particular ways that dominant scientific and medical practices fail to meet the health needs of marginalized groups and communities, Nancy Arden McHugh shows how transactionally situated approaches are better able to meet the needs of these communities. Examples include a community action group fighting environmental injustice in Bayview Hunters Point, California, one of the most toxic communities in the US; gender, race, age, and class biases in the study and diagnosis of endometriosis; a critique of Evidence-Based Medicine; the current effects of Agent Orange on Vietnamese women and children; and pediatric treatment of Amish and Mennonite children.

Nancy Arden McHugh is Professor of Philosophy at Wittenberg University and the author of Feminist Philosophies A-Z.
  • Englisch
  • Albany
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  • USA
State University of New York Press
  • 0,54 MB
978-1-4384-5782-6 (9781438457826)
weitere Ausgaben werden ermittelt
  • Intro
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • ONE: Introduction: Knowing (in) This place
  • Knowing and doing
  • Methods to improve human living
  • Structure
  • TWO: The Career Woman's Disease: Endometriosis and Experimental Inquiry
  • Knowing as doing
  • Transaction: developing the widening phases of knowledge
  • Transform[ing] distinctively human values in behalf of a human interest
  • Conclusion
  • THREE: Grounding Knowledge Through the Mothers Committee of Bayview Hunters Point
  • Locating the mothers committee
  • The methodologies of this oppressed group
  • The mothers committee "coming to voice, coming to power"
  • Bayview hunters point is a place to know
  • FOUR: Transactionally Situated Frameworks, Gold Standards, and Silent Epidemics
  • The nature of the problem to be dealt with: transactionally situated knowing
  • A pragmatist feminist turn in biomedicine
  • Questioning the evidence for evidence-based medicine
  • Completing the circle: ecosocial epidemiology as a transactionally situated approach to biomedicine
  • Transactionally situated knowing and the silent epidemic
  • Conclusion
  • FIVE: The Needs of Living: Agent Orange in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam
  • Assessing toxic risk assessment
  • From operation ranch hand to dioxin reservoirs
  • Assessing agent orange
  • Situating agent orange in the aluoi valley
  • Epistemology in action: science shaping foreign policy
  • Dismissing a case, dismissing the vietnamese, and dismissing obligations
  • Our greater sins
  • SIX: Rooted in a Community
  • Seeing through the eyes of parents
  • Interesting illnesses and medical tourism
  • Seeing illnesses from a different point of view
  • Who supports us? who knows the value of a healthy child?
  • SEVEN: Where We Should Begin and End
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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