Feminist scholarship has been central to the success and prominence of the Australian social sciences. The impact and significance of the work of sociologists such as Raewyn Connell and Rosemary Pringle, historians Barbara Caine and Marilyn Lake, philosophers Genevieve Lloyd and Moira Gatens and political scientists Carol Bacchi and Louise Chappell are recognised internationally. But how effective has feminist critique been in reshaping what counts as authoritative knowledge and research excellence in the disciplines? And what is the relationship between the disciplines' varying incorporation of feminist perspectives and their progress towards organisational gender equity goals?
The papers in this special issue of Australian Feminist Studies began in a major workshop at the Australian National University in 2012 which was part of the pilot research for the GESS project.
Citation: Jenkins, F., & Keane, H. (Eds.). (2014). Gendered excellence in the social sciences [Special issue]. Australian Feminist Studies, 29(80).