Methodology in Feminist Theory


  • Αvτώvης Γεωργούλας University of Crete



The changes observed in the social structure of the economically developed societies from the decade of 1960 onwards, brought to the forefront new social groups -mainly through university education- who until then had a minimal or almost nonexistent public voice. The conscious action of these groups brought with them significant ideological transformations. These new groups denounced the existing social theories -but also science in general- as being ethnocentric and phallocentric. Ιn order to support their denunciations, but also their claims, these groups proposed new methodologies that disrupted the until then consolidated boundaries of the humanities, and the natural and social sciences. However, iπespective of any justification of the new project related to the method, the tendencies of feminist theory, which we will examine in this article, appear to converge into a categorial expression of their political demands and overlook the objective conditions that rendered this expression possible.

Author Biography

Αvτώvης Γεωργούλας, University of Crete

Τμήμα Φιλοσοφικών και Κοινωνικών Σπουδών
Πανεπιστήμιο Κρήτης



How to Cite

Γεωργούλας Α. (2005). Methodology in Feminist Theory. Ariadne, 11, 231–258.




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