Feminist Research and Paradigm Shift in Anthropology

Abstract

In her paper ‘An Awkward Relationship: the Case of Feminism and Anthropology’, Marilyn Strathern argues that feminist research cannot produce a paradigm shift in social anthropology. I present an argument for thinking that, on the relevant understanding of paradigm shift, it is possible for this to happen. I then object to Strathern’s arguments against the possibility.

Keywords: Marilyn Strathern, feminist research, social anthropology, paradigm, isomorphism, the Other


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