This paper considers the possibility of an emancipatory stance toward knowledge-building which can emerge from the convergence of Foucault's theories concerning power/knowledge and resistance, and feminist theories concerning the discipline of psychiatry. Three components of this stance are outlined (integrating the localized and the collective; redefining expertise; and subverting power differentials). These components are illustrated through the example of feminist conceptualizations of women's experiences of eating disorders.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Gender Studies
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)