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Gender and construction of scientific knowledge

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to provide an introduction on the main contributions of feminism to the construction of scientific knowledge. It is evident that not methods, but strong epistemological are necessary to deconstruct positivist approaches, in order to co-construct a science that exceeds false androcentric objectivism in favor of contextualized, inclusive and intersubjectively consensual knowledge serving as an engine for change and transformation of patriarchal power relations. The arrival of women to
the University led to a scientific revolution by incorporating their new point of view, able to detect misogynistic bias that kept them out the history by labeling them as inferior. From there, it has emerged a
real rebellion in academic epistemologies –feminist perspectives, postmodern feminists, and the empirical-
contextual ones– not specifically for the use of certain methods, but because of the strength of their shared democratic and egalitarian values.

Keywords

Gender; feminism; construction of scientific knowledge; women; University; rebellion

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Author Biography

Ana Guil Bozal

Dra. en Psicología Social, Universidad de Sevilla, España, Grupo de Investigación PAIDI HUM-219 “Género y Sociedad del Conocimiento”, integrante del grupo de investigación HISULA de la Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia.


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