Theresa Wobbe | Gendered Ways of Knowing: Open questions

The conference “Gendered ways of knowing” touches on the question of how knowing itself is encoded by gender while it is an invitation to rethink disciplinary knowledge. This paper will raise some open questions of how gendered ways of knowing are gradually differentiated, codified and institutionalized as different kinds of categorization and classification emerge. The contribution illustrates this by examining how concepts such as “the social” or “the division of labour” are being created and how the collectivity named ‘men’ and ‘women’ comes into existence through social scientific knowledge around 1900. Using the sociology of knowledge as a point of departure, the paper will relate this concept history to questions about making-up „gendered individuals“ within the context of modernity.