Knowing Feminisms: On Academic Borders, Territories and Tribes

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803975408
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 5/5/1997
  • Pages: 224

Table of Contents

Introduction
On Academic Borders, Territories, Tribes and Knowledges
Whose Women's Studies? Whose Philosophy? Whose Borderland? - Anne Seller
Feminist Pedagogy to the Letter - Gina Mercer
A Musing on Contradictions
Negotiating the Frontier - Mary Evans
Women and Resistance in the Contemporary Academy
In Law and Outlaw? The Tale of a Journey - Angela Montgomery
Nursing the Academy - Jean Orr
Bordering on Change - Chris Corrin
Still Seeking Transformation - Sue Wilkinson
Feminist Challenges to Psychology
Feminist Theology - Elaine Graham
Myth, Mystery or Monster?
What Are Feminist Academics For? - Sue Wise
Dancing between Hemispheres - Carol Brown
Negotiating Routes for the Dancer-Academic
A Fantasy of Belonging? - Johanna Alberti
Identity and Representation - Uma Kothari
Experiences of Teaching a Neo-Colonial Discipline
Borderline Crosstalk - Ailbhe Smyth
Writing the Borders - Liz Stanley
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 - Kathy Davis
Knowing Feminisms and Passing Women
A Conclusion

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