The convergence of foucault and feminist psychiatry: Exploring emancipatory knowledge-building

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Abstract

This paper considers the possibility of an emancipatory stance toward knowledge-building which can emerge from the convergence of Foucault's theories concerning power/knowledge and resistance, and feminist theories concerning the discipline of psychiatry. Three components of this stance are outlined (integrating the localized and the collective; redefining expertise; and subverting power differentials). These components are illustrated through the example of feminist conceptualizations of women's experiences of eating disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-242
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Gender Studies
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2002

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Gender Studies

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