Feminist activism in academia : essays on personal, political and professional change
- Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2010.
- Physical description
- viii, 198 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
LC197 .F4715 2010
- Unknown LC197 .F4715 2010
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Publisher's Summary
- If the classroom is a potentially radical space, then feminists in educational institutions can act as agents of radicalization. However, efforts to breach ideological boundaries continue to present challenges to these activists. This collection of eleven critical essays unites scholars from various disciplines to explore how feminists live, survive, and thrive in the Academy. The pieces investigate innovative ways that women academics occupy the space of the Academy as real living bodies while resisting being judged, devalued, or valued on the basis of their biological bodies. Specific themes include abortion rights activism, authority in the classroom, feminist mentoring, the role of women's studies programs, division of labor, and the role of theater and performance in enacting lasting change.
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- Publication date
- edited by Ellen C. Mayock and Domnica Radulescu.