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Toward an epistemology of participatory communications - Women & Language/Vol.30/Spring
A feminist perspective
by Hsiang-Ann Liao

Abstract:
A feminist epistemology of participatory communication is developed by using feminism as proposed by Donna Haraway, Chandra Mohanty, and Patricia Collins. There are four components of the epistemology: people's knowledge as situated knowledge, multiplicity, critical positioning, and the nature of being political. Important aspects of participatory communication, such as how to put people first, the building of connections and coalitions, the problem of cultural relativism, and the deconstruction and reconstruction of development discourse are examined in the context of feminism. The parallel and complementary aspects of participatory and feminist paradigms are addressed.

Publication Type: Article / Chapter / Essay
Publisher: George Mason University Communication Dept (2007)
Location: Fairfax, United States
Language: English
ISSN: 87554550

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