The Politics of Women's Studies by Florence Howe

The Politics of Women's Studies

byFlorence Howe, Mari Jo Buhle

Kobo ebook | August 1, 2000

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In the patriarchal halls of 1970s academe, women who spoke their minds risked their careers. Yet intrepid women-students, faculty, administrators, members of the community-persisted in collaborating to form women's studies. In doing so, they created a movement that altered curricula and teaching styles, and shifted paradigms and content across disciplines.

These original essays by "founding mothers" feature a diversity of voices: young graduate students or new PhD's just beginning to teach and untenured; tenured professors in search of ways to improve their students' capacities to learn; older, veteran academics at last witnessing change; and even a few administrators. In all of these programs, founders grappled not only with issues of gender, but with those of class, race, and sexuality, in a decade infused with political unrest and questioning, when civil rights and anti-war activism, as well as feminism, shaped academic worlds.
Title:The Politics of Women's StudiesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 1, 2000Publisher:The Feminist Press At CunyLanguage:English

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