The complete papers can be read at:
Denise Carmody, Chair
Janet Flammang, "How Political Science Discovered U.S. Women's
Janet Flammang argues that the academy had difficulty understanding
women's politics because of the approaches it took:
institutionalism, behaviorism and positivism. These approaches
overlooked what women were doing and the meaning women gave to
Jeanne Marecek, "Psychology and the Study of Gender"
Jeanne Marecek analyzes three approaches for studying gender in
psychology: science, context and skepticism. While she has used all
three approaches in her research, she favors the second and third,
studying human action in its cultural, historical and social
Jo Freeman, "The Search for Political Woman"
Jo Freeman profiles four of the pioneers in the study of women and
politics: Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge, Martin Gruberg, Louise
Young and Jeane Kirkpatrick. She identifies the factors which
promoted or inhibited the study of political woman.
Carol Delaney, "Gender Research in Anthropology"
Carol Delaney describes how, since the 1970s, anthropologists have
rethought critical assumptions about gender, opening up new ways of
understanding sex and gender, kinship and procreation, the division
of labor, public and private spheres, language, primatology,
archeology, religion and cosmology.
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