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Gender, inter/disciplinarity and marginality in the social sciences and humanities: A comparison of six disciplines

Pearse, Rebecca; Hitchcock, James N.; Keane, Helen

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Within different social science and humanities disciplines, there has been debate about the impact of feminist knowledges and scholarship by women in general. This study systematically investigates the differential impact of feminist thought on disciplinary domains in the social sciences and humanities. Using quantitative citation data from the Web of Science, we investigate the extent to which gender-related research is produced and circulated in the ‘centres’ of six disciplines: economics,...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorPearse, Rebecca
dc.contributor.authorHitchcock, James N.
dc.contributor.authorKeane, Helen
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-10T00:26:17Z
dc.identifier.issn0277-5395
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/209879
dc.description.abstractWithin different social science and humanities disciplines, there has been debate about the impact of feminist knowledges and scholarship by women in general. This study systematically investigates the differential impact of feminist thought on disciplinary domains in the social sciences and humanities. Using quantitative citation data from the Web of Science, we investigate the extent to which gender-related research is produced and circulated in the ‘centres’ of six disciplines: economics, history; international relations; political science; philosophy and sociology. We then analyse the production and circulation of knowledge produced in feminist disciplinary sub-fields. The study findings show gender inequality persists, evidenced by gender representation in editorial positions and authorship. The proportion of gender-related research articles published in sociology is significantly greater than in economics, history, international relations, philosophy and political science. Interdisciplinarity appears to mediate the status of feminist knowledge within disciplines. The marginalisation of feminist discipline subfields appears to be constituted through practices of strong disciplinarity.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis project was funded by the Australian Research Council, DP150104449.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.rights© 2018 Elsevier Ltd.
dc.sourceWomen's Studies International Forum
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectFeminist knowledges
dc.subjectDisciplinarity
dc.subjectInterdisciplinarity
dc.subjectSociology of knowledge
dc.subjectCitation analysis
dc.titleGender, inter/disciplinarity and marginality in the social sciences and humanities: A comparison of six disciplines
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume72
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-05-12
dc.date.issued2018-05-29
local.identifier.absfor169901 - Gender Specific Studies
local.identifier.ariespublicationu3102795xPUB273
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationPearse, Rebecca, University of Sydney
local.contributor.affiliationHitchcock, James N., University of Technology Sydney
local.contributor.affiliationKeane, Helen, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150104449
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage109
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage126
local.identifier.doi10.1016/j.wsif.2018.05.007
local.identifier.absseo970116 - Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
dc.date.updated2020-07-19T08:28:58Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85048398296
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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