Still searching for our mothers' gardens : experiences of new, tenure-track women of color at "majority" institutions
- Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, c2011.
- Physical description
- xxi, 287 p. ; 23 cm.
LB2837 .S75 2011
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Part 1 Acknowledgements Part 2 Foreword Part 3 Introduction Part 4 MANAGING TENSIONS AND CONTRADICTIONS: DIVERSITY IN QUESTION Chapter 5 Disclose and Demystify: The Discrepancy Between the Concept of Diversity and the Action of Diversity in the Face of "Stubborn Faculty, Wary Students, and Unsupportive Administrators" Chapter 6 A Muted Voice on Holy Ground: Reflections on the Dialectics Experienced as an African American Female Professor in a Christian University Chapter 7 Watching My B/lack: The Not So Colorblind World of Academia Part 8 CONFRONTING PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION: STRATEGIES OF SURVIVAL Chapter 9 A Different Kind of Professor Chapter 10 Standpoint Theory and Discontinuing Denial of Racism, Sexism, and Ageism Chapter 11 Negotiating Resistance: Challenges of a Female Faculty Member of Color from an Islamic Arab Background Chapter 12 Playing the Game: Communicative Practices for Negotiating Politics and Preparing for Tenure Part 13 RESPONDING TO 'OTHERNESS': NAVIGATING IDENTITY Chapter 14 Barriers to Being Heard in a Majority Institution Chapter 15 Women of Colour in the Academy: The South Asian 'Corner' Chapter 16 Strangers in the Ivory Tower: Framing International Female Faculty Identity Negotiations in a 'Majority' Academic Institution Chapter 17 My Brown Body as Strange and Suspect: Painful Moments and Powerful Realizations Part 18 EXPERIENCING DIFFERENCE IN THE CLASSROOM: TEACHING 'MAJORITY' STUDENTS Chapter 19 Living Creativity: Teaching as Art Chapter 20 "One of These Things is Not Like the Others": Experiences of African-American Women Professors with Majority-Race Students Part 21 WORKING WITH SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS (STEM) Chapter 22 Navigating New Terrains: Socialization Challenges of African-American Female Tenure-Track Faculty in the STEM Disciplines Chapter 23 Multiplying the Others From the Margins: Experiences of a Black, Female, Junior Faculty Member Teaching in a Non-STEM Discipline at a STEM Institution Part 24 Concluding Thoughts Part 25 Index Part 26 About the Editors Part 27 About the Contributors.
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- Publisher's Summary
- New, tenure-track women of color endure unique hardships teaching at institutions in which they are not a majority. This edited volume seeks to share, from a communication perspective, the multifaceted experiences of these faculty members in the academy. The experiences captured in this volume engage various theories, methodologies, and frameworks that serve to bridge the chasm that often exists between theory and praxis. The contributors to this book are women of color from an array of ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds, resulting in a thoughtful and rich discussion about the experiences of tenure-track women of color in the academy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- edited by Marnel N. Niles, Nickesia S. Gordon.