Feminist Activism in Academia (häftad)
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Feminist Activism in Academia (häftad)

Feminist Activism in Academia

New Essays on Personal, Political and Professional Change

Häftad Engelska, 2010-09-30
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If the classroom is a potentially radical space, then feminists in educational institutions can act as agents of radicalization. However, efforts to breach ideological boundaries continue to present challenges to these activists. This collection of eleven critical essays unites scholars from various disciplines to explore how feminists live, survive, and thrive in the Academy. The pieces investigate innovative ways that women academics occupy the space of the Academy as real living bodies while resisting being judged, devalued, or valued on the basis of their biological bodies. Specific themes include abortion rights activism, authority in the classroom, feminist mentoring, the role of women's studies programs, division of labor, and the role of theater and performance in enacting lasting change.
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"Each of the authors takes a different approach in how she view and experiences the academy...this diversity adds richness and complexity to the volume"--Feminist Formations; "illuminating, inspiring and inventive, this collection documents the ongoing struggle women in academia face in their efforts to help obliterate sexism and its ideological as well as practical consequences"--Letras Femeninas; "This collection clarifies the vexations of trying to be an ethical professor, an honorable human being, and a woman, in a context in which 'female' and 'academic' are too often oxymoronic. Each writer details struggles faced in the classroom, at faculty meetings, or during parents' weekend, as they find their authority challenged because of their gender. Filled with personal and theoretical wisdom, these essays shake the ivory tower at its foundation in white upper-class male privilege."--Jill Dolan, Director, Program in the Study of Women and Gender, Princeton University.

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Ellen C. Mayock is professor of Spanish and Core Faculty in Women's and Gender Studies and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Washington and Lee University. This is her second book. Domnica Radulescu is professor of French and Italian Languages and Literature and co-founding chair of the Women's and Gender Studies department at Washington and Lee University.