Abstract / Synopsis
The authors, a mathematician and a political scientist, examine mathematics, motherhood, and academia, and argue that feminist epistemology is necessary to explain the intersection. Relying on the principles of feminist epistemology laid out by philosophers Naomi Scheman and Marianne Janack, the authors consider how work, the concept of time, teaching, arts and crafts, and decision-making all reveal the situatedness of knowing and using mathematics.
Schenk Sacco, J. and Shahverdian, J. "The Situatedness of Mathematics in Motherhood and Academia," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 8 Issue 2 (July 2018), pages 5-20. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.201802.04 . Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol8/iss2/4