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The Third Shift: the politics of representation and the psychological turn

Finlayson, L (2018) 'The Third Shift: the politics of representation and the psychological turn.' Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 43 (4). 775 - 795. ISSN 0097-9740

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In the past few years, the situation and experiences of women in academic philosophy—and in academia more broadly—have received unprecedented attention. For feminist philosophers, a growing awareness of the problems facing women in the discipline is something to be welcomed. Nevertheless, this article raises some serious concerns about the framework within which these problems are often analyzed and addressed. I argue that the currently prevalent approach overemphasizes issues of representation and, additionally, risks becoming preoccupied with experimental psychology at the expense of political and social criticism.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Philosophy and Art History, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2017 12:35
Last Modified: 18 May 2018 15:15

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