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Practising Information Literacy by Sanna Talja, Annemaree Lloyd

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Chapter 15

Exploring information literacy from feminist perspectives

Suzanne Lipu

From the 1990s, there has been a ‘paradigm proliferation’ in the social sciences— an increasing number of research approaches emanating from critical, feminist, poststructural, queer and other interpretive perspectives (Denzin 2008, p. 317). This proliferation is noticeably absent within the information literacy research literature. To be more specific, what seems to be lacking in information literacy research is the exploration from feminist critiques. There is a plethora of examples of feminist research in fields on the fringe of information literacy, such as women and information technology and feminist science and technology studies, but there is still a ...

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