Towards a feminist-systems theory

Stephens, Anne, Jacobson, Chris, and King, Christine (2010) Towards a feminist-systems theory. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 23 (5). pp. 371-386.

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Abstract

This paper provides the findings of a study to locate the similarity and/or differences between two epistemologies: critical systems thinking and cultural ecofeminism. Selected texts from authors in each field were coded and compared using the Constant comparative analysis, grounded theory method. The analysis revealed a multitude of similarities across a range of concepts, including systems thinking language; challenges to positivist science, reason and instrumentalism; ethics and morality and praxis. The analysis also revealed several emergent principles for working towards a feminist systems theory of practice.

Item ID: 22015
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1573-9295
Keywords: critical systems theory; ecofeminism; grounded theory; systemic intervention; feminist participatory action research
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2012 06:15
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160807 Sociological Methodology and Research Methods @ 20%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160806 Social Theory @ 80%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%
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