FEMINIST STANDPOINT THEORY
Nurul Shalkila Ahmad Kamal BMC SUKD1801078
Nancy Hartsock -Feminist Philosopher – Born in 1943 – A professor of political science at the University of washington . Known for her work in: – Feminist Epistemology – Standpoint Theory – Feminist Standpoint Theory
•? Feminist Standpoint Theory claims that women and people’s experiences, Knowledge and communication behavior are shaped in a large part by the social group to which their belongs. •? This framework is built on knowledge generated from the everyday lives of people.•? It also advocates criticizing the status quo because it represents a power structure of dominance and oppression.
n?Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, (born August 27, 1770, Stuttgart, Württemberg Germany—died November 14, 1831, Berlin), German philosopher who developed a dialectical scheme that emphasized the progress of history and of ideas from thesis to antithesis and thence to a synthesis Knox, T. M. (2017, June 16). Georg Wllhelm Friedrich Hegel. Retrieved from https:// www.britannica.com / biography/Georg- Willhelm -Friedrich-Hegel
n?In 1807, German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
Hegel discussed how master-slave relationship endangered different standpoints.
+Assumptions of Feminist Standpoint Theory
n ?Material life (or class position) structures and limit understanding or social relations
n ?When material life is structures in two opposing ways for two different
groups, the understanding of each will be an inversion of the other. When there is a dominant group and a group subordinate group, the understanding of the dominant group will be both partial and harmful
n ?The vision of the ruling group structures the material relations in which
all groups are forced to participates
n ?The vision available to an oppressed group represents struggle and an
n ?The potential understanding of the oppressed (the standpoint) makes
visible the inhumanity of the existing relations among groups and moves us toward a better and more just world
+Key Concepts of Standpoint Theory
n ?Standpoint: A location, shared by a group experiencing outside status, within the social structure, that lends a particular kind of sense making to a person’s lived experience
n ?Based on Hartsock’s perspectives : a standpoint is not simply
an interested positions but is interested in being engaged
n ?Outside within: a person in a normal marginalised social
position who has gained access to a more privileged locations
+Key Concepts of Standpoint Theory
n ?Voice – something about our identity
n ?Standpoint – An achieved position based on a social location
that lends an interpretive aspect to a person’s life
n ?Situated Knowledge – What anyone knows a grounded in
context and circumstances
n ?Sexual divisions of labor – allocation of work on the basis of sex
n ?NANCY HARTSOCK – THE FEMINIST STANDPOINT : DEVELOPING FHE GROUND FOR A SPEFICALLY FEMINIS M HISTORICAL MATERIALISM
n ?PUBLISH IN 1983 Her main objective on her work is to “make women present” .
Not just by as individual but also their ideas and opinion to be accepted or at least to be taken note of by society.
+Summary of Theory
n ?A standpoint is a place from which human beings view the world.
n ?The standpoint theory influences how the people adopting it
social construct the world.
n ?A standpoint is a mental position from which life is viewed. n ?A positions from which objects or principles are viewed and
according to which they are compared and judged.
n ?It shows the inequalities of different social groups that creates
the differences in their standpoint.