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By et al. Martin Bauml Duberman

ISBN-10: 0140143637

ISBN-13: 9780140143638

Winner of 2 Lambda emerging Awards. "A landmark of a ebook and a landmark of rules that may shatter lack of expertise and delusion."-Catharine Stimpson. one other wrote: this can be a particularly huge ebook and features a large context of ancient info with regards to the homosexual and lesbian group. it is a needs to learn for each LGBT activist who want to attach the LGBT group of the day prior to this to this present day.

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It is a perspective that considers social reality—and its pattern of dominance—not as a given, but as something that is socially created through the process of representing experience. ’’ 3 In discursive practice, subjects and subject posi- Theoretical Context 23 tions are created through a process of signification in which they are ‘‘named,’’ such as consumer, preschooler, employee, etc. This naming invokes a relationship to societal practices and structures, which subjects then enact. In this way, a representation of experience is as much a construction of reality as it is a reflection of reality.

Sometimes when the engineer and I were alone, walking to a meeting or down to the lab, I would ask a clarifying question about something that had just occurred, but for the most part, I stayed in the background, even walking a few steps behind the engineer when she walked down the halls or stopped to talk with someone. After a few hours of this I found that even when we were alone, most of the engineers would stay in the role of shadowee and would avoid engaging me in conversation. I accompanied the subjects everywhere, even when they would tell me, for example, that they were just going for paper and would be right back.

From a poststructuralist perspective, the interesting question is: How did it happen that this particular view of desirable traits, values, and attributes came to be regarded as so normal that it is rarely challenged? Or, to be more specific and pose the question from a feminist perspective, How did it happen that these masculine values of abstraction, rationality, and control dominate organizational life, and what systems of power between the sexes do these masculine norms keep in place? Public and Private Spheres Feminists such as Sandra Harding suggest that the privileging of these qualities over others rests on the unquestioned acceptance in Western thought of certain gendered dualities, such as mind vs.

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