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SOCI303 Forum 6 – Standpoint Theory Forum 6: Please explain Standpoint Theory and what it meant for sociological research for women and minorities. Paraphrase the contributions to classical sociological theory made by early women sociological thinkers, especially in regard to feminist standpoint theory. Discuss W.E.B. Dubois theoretical contributions in the area of race, particularly the concept of double consciousness. Good afternoon Professor and Class, This week we have begun learning more about early women sociologists and W.E.B. Debois and how they contributed to the development of society. The Standpoint Theory is a feminist theoretical perspective that claims that wisdom stems from social position within society. This theory focuses on empowering women as being more marginalized within society as other theories and research has disregarded and discriminated women within society. The Standpoint Theory helped women and minorities by clarifying how individuals that encounter discrimination experience two actualities. Women and minorities have

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