Acting Otherwise: The Institutionalization of Women's by Peiying Chen

By Peiying Chen

Acting Otherwise matters the techniques of motion which have been utilized by feminist students to realize the institutionalization of women's/gender stories in universities.

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The women’s movement is one example of building a project identity. b. Formation of Collective Identity. Collective identity is also conceptualized as an ongoing process of self-reflexive and constructing activity (Melucci, 1988, 1992, 1995). It is “an interactive and shared definition produced by several individuals (or groups at a more complex level) and concerned with the orientations of action and the field of Literature review and a micro-foundational approach 29 opportunities and constraints in which the actions take place” (italic added, Melucci, 1995, p.

Three Features of Becoming Concerning the microfoundation of the becoming of social actors, three major features of the becoming process illuminate why and how individuals come to declare themselves as pathfinders and to act otherwise within and against structural constraints: stages of feminist consciousness, identity of pathfinders, and strategies of action. 1. ” This feminist concept implores people to become aware and to change minds, since such cognitive restructuring is a form of, and a means to further, political action as part of feminist movements.

The claim that scientific objectivity in fact represents men’s subjectivity is not an uncommon one in feminist literature (Haraway, 1988; Harding, 1996). Some have attempted to conceptualize the inter-, multi-, and trans-disciplinary features of women’s studies (Klein, 1996; Allen & Kitch, 1998; Pryse, 2000; Boxer, 2000). Some have further discussed alternative epistemologies and methodologies in order to theorize the interdisciplinarity of women’s studies and to legitimize feminist scholarship (Stanley & Wise, 1993; Klein, 1996).

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