The impact of feminist research: Issues of legitimacy

Philosophical Psychology 2 (3):261 – 269 (1989)
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This paper examines issues of legitimacy surrounding feminist research in psychology, in relation to its current and future impact on the mainstream of the discipline. It argues that its relatively limited impact to date is due, in part, to the nature of feminist psychology, and, in part, to its interaction with the social institutions of psychology as a discipline. Further, the paper contends that the influence of the field may well remain relatively minor, however convincingly its potential benefits are argued, if it fails both to analyse and to utilize the social processes by which legitimacy is conferred



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Feminist Social Psychology: Developing Theory and Practice.Sue Wilkinson - 1986 - Milton Keynes [Buckinghamshire] ; Philadelphia : Open University Press.
What is Feminism?Juliet Mitchell - 1986 - Wiley-Blackwell.

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