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  • Title: Feminism in Action: Building Institutions and Community Through Women's Studies
  • Author: Jean F. O'Barr
  • ISBN: 9780807821299
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Feminism in Action: Building Institutions and Community Through Women's Studies By Jean F. O'Barr Feminism in Action is Jean O Barr s firsthand account of two decades spent working to promote the cause of higher education for women through the establishment of women s studies programs The book brings together revised versions of O Barr s most significant presentations on the subject, from a 1976 talk to incoming Duke University students, through original essays that dFeminism in Action is Jean O Barr s firsthand account of two decades spent working to promote the cause of higher education for women through the establishment of women s studies programs The book brings together revised versions of O Barr s most significant presentations on the subject, from a 1976 talk to incoming Duke University students, through original essays that document the process of institutional change, to a 1993 lecture on the impact of race on discussions of gender Striking the perfect balance between a theoretical sense of what feminism proposes and a practical sense of what is politically feasible, these essays pose and help to answer basic questions about the role of women s studies programs in the academy Exactly what kinds of changes do such programs instigate How do they work, institutionally What accounts for their extraordinary success in supporting higher education for all women, from recent high school graduates to older returning students Written in a lively, anecdotal style and supplemented by personal testimonies from students and colleagues, the essays provide not only a valuable history of the field of women s studies but a concrete blueprint for current and future programs from the book From a student point of view, the way in which women and gender are presented and discussed appears as important as their mere mention as topics, if not so Such student observations suggest that individual faculty members function as gatekeepers of knowledge to a much greater degree than disciplines or departments do Students require active preparation and encouragement if they are to be able to transfer information learned in the context of a women s studies class into other courses.
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