Edited By Adela Elena Popa, Hasan Arslan, Mehmet Ali Icbay and Tomas Butvilas
Feminist Epistemology and the Problem of Masculinity
In recent years, gender inquirers have raised fundamental challenges to the arguments of feminist epistemologies that have analysed women as an absolute, stable category. Feminist epistemologies have manifested the crucial points about masculinity and its hegemonic character. On the other hand, taking women’s problems as a matter of identity, feminists degrade the masculinity problem to biological reductionism or social situatedness. In this paper, I will examine how the dichotomies, such as nature/culture, rational/irrational, or woman/man, produce hegemonic masculinity in a similar way.
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