I am currently doing research on the relationship between projects in conceptual engineering and actual, realized, social change.
Of primary interest to me is how, for instance, Haslanger's revisionary accounts of race and gender may help in accomplishing their intentions of ending social oppression. She advocates that we use the word "woman" differently, to reflect the oppression they experience. Are we to assume, however, that a change in our language/conceptual framework will necessitate social change? Why?
I suppose, in other words, what is it that is needed to "bridge the gap" between a change in one's concepts and change in the real world?