The ATHENE SERIES assumes that all those who are concerned with formulating explanations of the way the world works need to know and appreciate the significance of basic feminist principles.
The growth of feminist research has challenged almost all aspects of social organization in our culture. The ATHENE SERIES focuses on the construction of knowledge and the exclusion of women from the process — both as theorists and subjects of study — and offers innovative studies that challenge established theories and research.
ON ATHENE — When Metis, goddess of wisdom who presided over all knowledge was pregnant with ATHENE, she was swallowed up by Zeus who then gave birth to ATHENE from his head.The original ATHENE is thus the parthenogenetic daughter of a strong mother and as the feminist myth goes, at the "third birth" of ATHENE she stops being Zeus' obedient mouthpiece and returns to her real source: the science and wisdom of womankind.
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Publication information: Book title: Russian Women's Studies:Essays on Sexism in Soviet Culture. Contributors: Tatyana Mamonova - Author, Margaret Maxwell - Author. Publisher: Pergamon Press. Place of publication: Oxford. Publication year: 1989. Page number: Not available.
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