Susan Hekman is Professor of Political Science, University of Texas at Arlington.
1. The Problem of Difference. The Other. From erasure to emphasis. From difference to differences. The future of differences. 2. From Difference to Differences: The Case of Feminist Standpoint Theory. Defining the feminist standpoint. The challenge of difference: redefining the feminist standpoint. Toward a new paradigm. 3. A Method for Differences. Feminism, method and difference. Weber's ideal type. Feminist ideal types. Conclusion. 4. The Epistemology of Moral Voice: Displacing Hegemony in Moral/Legal Discourse. . Different moral voices. Different legal voices. A new legal game. An alternative moral epistemology: multiple voices. 5. Backgrounds and Riverbeds: Feminist Reflections. Theories of the Background. Subverting the Background. Shifting the riverbed. Conclusion. Notes. References. Index.