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The politics of women's studies : testimony from thirty founding mothers

Author: Florence Howe
Publisher: New York : Feminist Press, ©2000.
Series: Women's studies history series, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays by women who broke the ground to studying the condition of women in society.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Florence Howe
ISBN: 1558612408 9781558612402 1558612416 9781558612419
OCLC Number: 44313456
Description: xxvi, 422 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Naming the problem: the absence of women from the curriculum and scholarship. Learning from teaching / Florence Howe ; Teaching across the boundaries of race and class / Nancy Hoffman ; Beginning in the 1960s / Sheila Tobias ; The evolution of a consortial women's studies program / Jean Walton --
pt. 2. Overcoming barriers: ridicule, reluctance, and refusals. The gender revolution / Nancy Topping Bazin ; Moving from the periphery to the center / Barbara W. Gerber ; Imploding marginality / Annis Pratt ; A cause of our own / Josephine Donovan ; An odyssey / Inez Martinez --
pt. 3. Inventing successful strategies: the power of groups, planning and publicity. The deodorant of success / Mimi Reisel Gladstein ; The women's studies moment: 1972 / Kathryn Kish Sklar ; From the bottom up: the students' initiative / Gloria Bowles ; The academy and the activist: collective practice and multicultural focus / Margaret Strobel ; Awakening / Mary Anne Ferguson --
pt. 4. Providing feminist scholarship for texts, teaching and other scholars. "What women writers?": plotting women's studies in New York / Electa Arenal ; Building Black women's studies / Barbara Smith ; Charting a personal journey: a road to women's studies / Nellie Y. McKay ; Other mothers of women's studies / Beverly Guy-Sheftall --
pt. 5. Building women's studies programs: no easy task anywhere. Modern woman not lost / Marilyn Boxer ; Dreams of social justice / Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy ; Changing signs / Tucker Pamella Farley ; A sense of discovery, mixed with a sense of justice / Annette Kolodny ; A political education / Myra Dinnerstein ; Has it really been thirty years? / Sue-Ellen Jacobs ; Linking ethnic studies to women's studies / Yolanda T. Moses --
pt. 6. Looking Back: cups half empty or half full? The long road through gendered questions / Johnetta B. Cole ; Making a place / Nona Glazer ; The ground revisited / Nancy Porter ; There were godmothers, too / Mariam K. Chamberlain.
Series Title: Women's studies history series, v. 1.
Responsibility: edited by Florence Howe ; introduction by Mari Jo Buhle.

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A collection of essays by women who broke the ground to studying the condition of women in society.

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