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Disciplining feminism : from social activism to academic discourse

Author: Ellen Messer-Davidow
Publisher: Durham [North Carolina] : Duke University Press, 2002.
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How was academic feminism formed by the very institutions it originally set out to transform? This is the question Ellen Messer-Davidow seeks to answer in Disciplining feminism. Launched thirty years ago as a bold venture to cut across disciplines and bridge the gap between scholarly knowledge and social activism, feminism in the academy, the author argues, is now entrenched in its institutional structures and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Messer-Davidow, Ellen, 1941-
Disciplining feminism.
Durham [North Carolina] : Duke University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)606668327
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Messer-Davidow
ISBN: 0822328291 9780822328292 0822328437 9780822328438
OCLC Number: 47705543
Description: x, 413 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Confronting the institutional-disciplinary order. Disciplining women --
Constructing sex discrimination. Institutionalizing and intellectualizing feminist studies. Articulating projects --
Formatting feminist studies --
Proliferating the discourse. Crystallizing the future. Remaking change agency --
Playing by the new rules.
Responsibility: Ellen Messer-Davidow.
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A cultural studies account of the changes produced in feminism as it became part of the academy and of the highly orchestrated attack on higher education by the right-wing.  Read more...

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