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Women's studies on its own : a next wave reader in institutional change

Author: Robyn Wiegman
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2002.
Series: Next wave.
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Since the 1970s, Womens Studies has grown from a volunteerist political project to a full scale academic enterprise. This book assesses the present and future of the field, demonstrating how  Read more...

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Women's studies on its own.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)654863170
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robyn Wiegman
ISBN: 0822329506 9780822329503 0822329867 9780822329862
OCLC Number: 49421587
Description: vii, 502 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : on location / Robyn Wiegman --
Feminist cultural literacy : translating differences, cannibal options / Sneja Gunew --
Transnational practices and interdisciplinary feminist scholarship : refiguring women's and gender studies / Caren Kaplan and Inderpal Grewal --
Notes form the (Non)field : teaching and theorizing women of color / Rachel Lee --
The progress of gender : whither "women"? / Robyn Wiegman --
The present and our past : Simone de Beauvoir, Descartes, and presentism in the historiography of feminism / Jane O. Newman. Contending with disciplinarity / Kathleen M. Blee --
The past in our present : theorizing the activist project of women's studies / Bonnie Zimmerman --
Rethinking collectivity : Chicago feminism, Athenian democracy, and the consumer university / Judith Kegan Gardiner --
From politics to professionalism : cultural change in women's studies / Jean C. Robinson --
Battle-weary feminists and supercharged girls : generational differences and outsider status in women's studies / Devoney Looser --
Taking account of women's studies / Diane Elam. Nice work, if you can get it--and if you can't? Building women's studies without tenure lines / Robyn R. Warhol --
The politics of "excellence" / Jeanette McVicker --
Academic housework : women's studies and second shifting / Dale M. Bauer --
(In)Different spaces : feminist journeys from the academy to the mall --
/ Sivagami Subbaraman --
Analogy and complicity : women's studies, lesbian/gay studies, and capitalism / Miranda Joseph --
Institutional success and political vulnerability : a lesson in the importance of allies / Marcia Westkott. Life after women's studies : graduates and the labor market / Maryanne Dever, Denise Cuthburt, and Lindsey Pollak --
Strangers in the classroom / Sabina Sawheney --
"Women of color in the U.S." : pedagogical reflections on the politics of "the name" / Minoo Moallem --
Negotiating the politics of experimental learning in women's studies : lessons from the Community Action Project / Nancy A. Naples --
What should every women's studies major know? Reflections on the capstone seminar / Susan Stanford Friedman. Subversive couplings : on antiracism and postcolonialism in graduate women's studies / Laura E. Donaldson, Anne Donadey, and Jael Stilliman --
Afterword : continuity and change in women's studies / Gloria Bowles.
Series Title: Next wave.
Responsibility: edited by Robyn Wiegman.

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