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Professing feminism : education and indoctrination in women's studies

Author: Daphne Patai; Noretta Koertge
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New and expanded edView all editions and formats
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In this new and expanded edition of their controversial 1994 book, the authors update their analysis of what's gone wrong with women's studies.
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Patai, Daphne, 1943-
Professing feminism.
Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2003
(OCoLC)681100406
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daphne Patai; Noretta Koertge
ISBN: 0739104543 9780739104545 0739104551 9780739104552
OCLC Number: 50228164
Description: xxv, 426 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Cautionary tales from the strange world of women's studies. Introduction to the world of women's studies --
Cautionary tales from women who walked away --
Ideology and identitiy : playing the oppression sweepstakes --
Proselytizing and policing in the feminist classroom --
Semantic sorcery : rhetoric overtakes reality --
Biodenial and other subversive stratagems --
"Mirror, mirror on the wall" : feminist self-scrutiny --
Cults, communes and clicks --
From dogma to dialogue : the importance of liberal values --
Women's studies in the new millennium. Rhetoric and reality in women's studies / Patai. Unmentionables. Hierarchy is a "guy" thing. Where's the patriarchy? Dissenting voices. Recruiting adherents. Policing the academy / Patai. Feminist pedagogy redux. "Antifeminist intellectual harassment" Why not a feminist overhaul of higher education? Protecting some speech. Going "Bolivarian" with a feminist twist. New sexual orthodoxies. Feminists take on science : tilting with the evil empire / Koertge. Feminist incursions into science pedagogy. The empire fights back : Gross, Levitt, and Sokal. Three exemplars of post-science wars writings : Schiebinger, Potter, and Fausto-Sterling. The chilly climate within women's studies for science students. Women's studies vis-a-vis science studies? Conclusion.
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This unsparing account of the troubles that beset Women's Studies programs should incite vigorous debate. Publishers Weekly Feminists should read this book seriously and debate it vigorously. In this Read more...

 
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