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Embodied ways of knowing: Revisiting feminist epistemology

Abstract
Feminist scholarship has developed a focus on articulating alternative women’s ways of knowing and validating women’s experiences. The focus of my feminist interest in epistemology began with my attempt to understand my role as knower, and to contribute to the development of multiple and alternative “knowledges”. Key critiques of Western epistemology and dualistic ontology informed the development of feminist and phenomenological understandings of embodiment and embodied ways of knowing. Feminist writing about women’s movement experiences, considering the examples of throwing a ball, climbing, long-distance running and rowing, all offered contributions to alternative knowledges. In particular, through embodied ways of knowing as a dancer, I hope to offer insights relevant to other embodied practitioners in sport, leisure and physical activity.
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Citation
Barbour, K. (2018). Embodied ways of knowing: Revisiting feminist epistemology. In L. Mansfield, J. Caudwell, B. Wheaton, & B. Watson (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education (pp. 209–226). Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-53318-0_14
Date
2018
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Palgrave Macmillan, London
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© The Author 2018.