Describing a feminist-systems theory

Stephens, Anne, Jacobson, Chris, and King, Christine (2010) Describing a feminist-systems theory. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 27 (5). pp. 553-566.

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This paper provides the first detailed discussion of a set of principles developed when two epistemologies (Critical Systems Thinking and Cultural Ecofeminism) where systematically compared. There are five principles themed around gender sensitivity; valuing voices from the margins; no longer regarding the environment as 'outside' the realm of theoretical research; selecting appropriate methodologies; and promoting the achievement of plurally desirable and sustainable social changes. The analysis subjects the principles to scrutiny from broader literature on direct and indirectly related concepts. The analysis also provides sets of theoretical recommendations for practitioners to embed single or multiple principles in their own repertoires of practice.

Item ID: 22013
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1099-1743
Keywords: critical systems theory; ecofeminism; grounded theory; systemic intervention; feminist participatory action research
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Special Issue: Livable Sustainable Systems

Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2012 06:13
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160806 Social Theory @ 30%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1606 Political Science > 160609 Political Theory and Political Philosophy @ 40%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169901 Gender Specific Studies @ 30%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%
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