Women's Studies in the Academy

Women's Studies in the Academy : Origins and Impact

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For introductory classes in Women's Studies.

Providing a historical framework for understanding how women's studies evolved from women's struggles for access to higher education, this text illustrates the impact that feminist perspectives have made in the academy. Using the disciplines as its organizing principle, the book explores eleven major fields to examine the host of contributions and critiques being made by feminist scholars over the past 30 years.
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  • Paperback | 552 pages
  • 165.1 x 228.6 x 33mm | 816.48g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 013092928X
  • 9780130929280

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter begins with an Introduction and Critical Thinking Questions.)I. ESTABLISHING THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT: WOMEN'S FIGHT TO OBTAIN AND SHAPE THEIR EDUCATION.

Feminism and the Education of Women, Florence Howe. Educational Reminiscences, Catharine Beecher. Black Women's Education in the South, Elizabeth Ihle. Discussion of the Same Subject: The Intellectual Progress of Colored Women of the U.S. Since the Emancipation, Anna Julia Cooper. Cultivating the Rosebuds: The Education of Women at the Cherokee Female Seminary, 1851-1909, Devon A. Mihesuah. Mississippi Freedom Schools, Florence Howe. Ten Point Program, Black Student Union. Columbia Liberated, Columbia Strike Coordinating Committee. The Proper Study of Womankind: On Women's Studies, Robin Morgan. Claiming an Education, Adrienne Rich. Transforming Knowledge, Elizabeth Minnich. Designing an Inclusive Curriculum: Bringing All Women into the Core, Elizabeth Higginbotham.



Gender and the Politics of History, Joan Scott. Female Slave Resistance: The Economics of Sex, Darlene Clark Hine. The Female World of Love and Ritual, Carroll Smith-Rosenberg.


Turning the Tables on Science, Marilyn Milloy. Feminism and Science, Evelyn Fox Keller. Calling the Shots? The International Politics of Depo-Provera, Phillida Bunkle.


Making Gender Visible, Joan Acker. Living Poor: Family Life Among Single Parent, African-American Women, Robin L. Jarrett. Night to His Day: The Social Construction of Gender, Judith Lorber.


Setting New(s) Agendas: An Introduction, Cynthia Carter, Gill Branston and Stuart Allen. The Rhetoric of Women's Liberation: An Oxymoron, Karlyn Kohrs Campbell. Is the Gaze Male? Ann Kaplan.

English/Literary Studies.

Infection in the Sentences: The Woman Writer and the Anxiety of Authorship, Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar. Reflections on Black Women Writers: Revising the Literary Canon, Nellie McKay. The Politics of Poetics: Or, What Am I, a Critic, Doing in this Text Anyhow? Tey Diana Rebolledo.


The Social Construction of Economics and the Social Construction of Gender, Marianne A. Ferber and Julie A. Nelson. Whose 'Choice'? 'Flexible' Women Workers in the Tomato Food Chain, Deborah Barndt. Fallacies of Welfare-to-Work Policies, Randy Albelda.


Philosophical Methodology and Feminist Methodology: Are They Compatible? Susan Sherwin. Feminism and the Environment: An Overview of the Issues, Karen J. Warren. Surfing the Third Wave: A Dialogue Between Two Third Wave Feminists, Rita Alfonso and Jo Trigilio.


Woman the Gatherer: Male Bias in Anthropology, Sally Slocum. Border Work: Feminist Ethnography and the Dissemination of Literacy, Deborah Gordon. Indian Suttee: The Ultimate Consummation of Marriage, Mary Daly.


'Kinde, Kuche, Kirche' as Scientific Law: Psychology Constructs the Female, Naomi Weisstein. Androgyny and the Psychology of Women, Hester Eisenstein. From Snapshots to Videotape: New Directions in Research on Gender Differences, Stephanie Riger.

Business/Management Studies.

Leadership and Gender: Vive la Difference? Gary N. Powell. Women in Management: What It Will Take to Attain Truly Equal Opportunity? Jennifer Macleod. Radically Transforming Work for the 21st Century: A Feminist Reconstruction of "Real" Work, Joyce K. Fletcher.

Political Science.

The Gendered Basis of American Social Policy, Virginia Sapiro. Latina Women and Political Consciousness: La Chispa Que Prende, Carol Hardy-Fanta. Women's Rights as Human Rights: Toward a Re-Vision of Human Rights, Charlotte Bunch.

Considerations/Critiques of Women's Studies.

What's Wrong with Women's Studies? Daphne Patai. Is Academic Feminism an Oxymoron? Judith Stacey. My Master List for the Millennium, Jean F. O'Barr. Scholarly Studies of Men: The New Field is an Essential Complement to Women's Studies, Harry Brod.
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