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Knowing feminisms : on academic borders, territories and tribes / ed. Liz Stanley

Secondary Author Stanley, Liz Country Reino Unido. Publication London : Sage, 1997 Description VI, 216 p. ; 24 cm ISBN 0-8039-7540-6 CDU 396
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Knowing Feminisms looks at feminism as a vital source of new knowledge and new ways of working throughout a range of disciplines. It also scrutinizes the sometimes highly problematic forms its presence within academia can take. The contributors, all well-known feminist academics, discuss the epistemological and ontological `borderlands′ that feminisms inhabit, which although within, still remain `other′ to, the academy.

The book addresses fundamentally important questions such as: Should feminists work within traditional disciplines or abandon them in favour of Women′s Studies? Is the idea of feminist pedagogy as `empowerment′ actually one which de-skills? Does the feminist transformation of some academic disciplines signify that these are no longer significant sites of knowledge and/or power? Do the essential organizational features of disciplines and institutions depend upon repressive means, or is it possible to transform these according to feminist principles? Are some disciplines and types of institutions particularly resistant to feminist ideas? Is an intellectual `home′ for feminism ever possible or desirable within academia, or is critical thinking best done from the margins? Can Women′s Studies as an organizational presence within the university encompass dissenting positions on these foundational questions, or will it contain and control what can be said and by whom?

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction
  • On Academic Borders, Territories, Tribes and Knowledges
  • Whose Women's Studies? Whose Philosophy? Whose Borderland?
  • Feminist Pedagogy to the Letter
  • A Musing on Contradictions
  • Negotiating the Frontier
  • Women and Resistance in the Contemporary Academy
  • In Law and Outlaw? The Tale of a Journey
  • Nursing the Academy
  • Bordering on Change
  • Still Seeking Transformation
  • Feminist Challenges to Psychology
  • Feminist Theology
  • Myth, Mystery or Monster?
  • What Are Feminist Academics For?
  • Dancing between Hemispheres
  • Negotiating Routes for the Dancer-Academic
  • A Fantasy of Belonging?
  • Identity and Representation
  • Experiences of Teaching a Neo-Colonial Discipline
  • Borderline Crosstalk
  • Writing the Borders
  • Episodic and Theoretic Thoughts on Not/Belonging
  • What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? The Ambivalences of Professional Feminism
  • Knowing Feminisms and Passing Women
  • A Conclusion

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