Sociology (Humanities), 1966

A word people who want to sound intellectual™ use for “position” or “perspective”.

Closely related to the idiotic, unformalised Standpoint Theory (aka “Feminist Standpoint Theory”), the term is a less-qualified version of Nietzche’s concept of Perspectivism. The term began to appear in journal articles in the late-1960s, in articles like “Social Participation and Social Structure” (Fred E. Katz, Social Forces, 1966) and “Social Distance Components in Integration Attitudes of Negro College Students” (Ralph H. Hines, The Journal of Negro Education, 1968). It was introduced to Women’s Studies by “philosopher” Linda Alcoff in her 1988 horror “Cultural Feminism versus Post-Structuralism: The Identity Crisis in Feminist Theory”.