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Professing Feminism : Education and Indoctrination in Women's Studies.

Author: Daphne Patai; Noretta Koertge
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, 2003.
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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 programs. Their three new chapters provide a devastating and detailed examination of the routine practices found in feminst teaching and research.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Patai, Daphne.
Professing Feminism : Education and Indoctrination in Women's Studies.
Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2003
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daphne Patai; Noretta Koertge
ISBN: 9780739159637 0739159631
OCLC Number: 850168281
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (453 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction to the New and Expanded Edition; Part One: Cautionary Tales from the Strange World of Women's Studies; Prologue: One Airing Dirty Linen; 1 Introduction to the World of Women's Studies; 2 Cautionary Tales from Women Who Walked Away; Students Who Stomp in Seminars; Political Purity and Hostile Colleagues; ""Women's Studies Can Be Harmful""; ""The Chickens Come Home To Roost""; ""Who Owns Women's Studies?""; Scholarship in a Sea of Propaganda; 3 Ideology and Identity: Playing the Opperssion Sweepstakes. Unraveling the Web of Feminist DiscontentsIDPOL: Identity Politics and Ideological Policy; The Amazon Laughed: ""Tell Your Brothers""; Sleeping with the Enemy; Dismantling White Women? Studies; Patriarchy and Pigs at the Trough; The Price of Oppressive Privilege; 4 Proselytizing and Policing in the Feminist Classroom; Surviving Women's Studies: Students' Perspectives; Training the Cadres; Fulmination and Ferment; Propaganda and Resistance; Confusion and Condemnation; Feeling Good versus Becoming Competent; Feminist Pedagogy: A Midterm Report; 5 Semantic Sorcery: Rhetoric Overtakes Reality. Throwing Away the Master's Tools: Playlng TOTAL REJWORDMAGIC and Other Language Games; Phony Philology; Metaphor Madness; Linguistic Litmus Tests; Accordion Concepts; The Power of Naming; 6 Biodenial and Other Subversie Stratagems; Socially Constructing the Birds and the Bees; Is the Mind the Only Sex Organ?; GENDERAGENDA: Cleansing the Curriculum of Phallic Phantasms; How ""Feminine"" Tunes Are ""Brutally Quashed""; ""Logic ... Is lnsane""; Opposition to Exact Science; 7 ""Mirror, Mirror on the Wall"": Feminist Self-Scrutiny; Assessing Womens Studies; ""Women's Ways of Knowing"" The Mission of Women's StudiesConnected Knowing and the ""Believing Game""; Critical Thinking, Feminist Style; ""Quality Control"": Big Sister Is Watching You; 8 Cults, Communes, and Clicks; True Believers All; Problems in the Promised Land; Arrested Development; ""For Fear of Finding Something Worse""; 9 From Dogma to Dialogue: The Importance of Liberal Values; Postscript; Part Two: Women's Studies in the New Millennium; 10 Rhetoric and Reality in Women's Studies; Unmentionables; Hierarchy is a ""Guy"" Thing; Where's the Patriarchy?; Dissenting Voices; Recruiting Adherents. 11 Policing the AcademyFeminist 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; 12 Feminists Take On Science: Tilting at the Evil Empire; 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-à-vis Science Studies?; Conclusion; Notes.

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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 programs. Their three new chapters provide a devastating and detailed examination of the routine practices found in feminst teaching and research.

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