Towards a feminist-systems theory: an overview of method, emerging results and implications for practice

Stephens, Anne (2009) Towards a feminist-systems theory: an overview of method, emerging results and implications for practice. In: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of The International Society for the Systems Sciences (53) pp. 1-16. From: 53rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, 12-17 July 2009, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper provides the findings of a current study to locate the similarity and/or differences between two epistemologies: Critical Systems Thinking (CST) and cultural ecofeminism. Selected texts from authors in each field were coded and compared using the Constant Comparative Analysis (CCA) Grounded Theory method. The texts revealed a multitude of similarities between the two bodies across a range of concepts including systems thinking language; challenges to positivist science, reason and instrumentalism; ethics and morality and praxis. From the initial synthesis of the data, several principles towards one feminist-systems theory of practice are emerging.

Item ID: 22018
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-1-61567-833-4
ISSN: 1999-6918
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Paper was awarded Sir Geoffrey Vickers Prize. Publication in CD format.

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