Features: Covers central topics comprehensively. Provides clearly written and substantive introductions with conceptual tools for critically analyzing methodological issues. Emphasizes the inseparability of sex/gender constructions from other structures of inequality, such as race, class, and nation. Links ethical and political values with epistemic questions of credibility and reliability. Surveys "feminists rethinking" issues such as empiricism, postmodernism, and democratization. Selects key writings by preeminent authors including Lourdes Beneria, Patricia Hill Collins, Stephen J. Gould, Sandra Harding, Naheed Islam, Patricia Maguire, Vandana Shiva, Abigail J. Stewart, Barrie Thorne, Maxine Baca Zinn, among many more-45 authors in all. Book jacket.Jaggar, Alison M. is the author of 'Just Methodologies An Interdisciplinary Feminist Reader' with ISBN 9781594512049 and ISBN 1594512043.