The evolution of American women's studies : reflections on triumphs, controversies, and change /

Other Authors: Ginsberg, Alice E.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
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Gathering the voices of such renowned and diverse feminist scholars as Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Paula Rothenberg, C. Alejandra Elenes, and Sue V. Rosser, among others, Ginsberg offers a discussion of women's studies within the academy. This collection of essays traces the individual authors' personal and professional histories from 1970 until the present day across class, cultural, racial, and gender lines. Two points of discussion run through the essays, thus forming a uniting theme: the question of integrating the multiple identities of women and the question of whether it is appropriate to move toward the creation of gender studies, as it is slowly becoming prevalent on many university campuses today. Ginsberg presents an intriguing discussion of these points. A good companion to Women's Studies for the Future: Foundations, Interrogations, Politics, edited By Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy and Agatha Beins (2005), which builds on Ginsberg's foundational text. Summing Up: Recommended. Undergraduate collections and up. C. Warren Empire State College

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