Personal and Political

Personal and Political

by Miriam E. David
     
 

ISBN-10: 1858563054

ISBN-13: 9781858563053

Pub. Date: 06/28/2003

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

Miriam David reviews education policy and academic developments over the last thirty years in light of her own experience in family and higher education. She explores the relationships between social and family change, political movements and public policy developments and shows how they have influenced theories, research and methodologies in the academy.

She

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Overview

Miriam David reviews education policy and academic developments over the last thirty years in light of her own experience in family and higher education. She explores the relationships between social and family change, political movements and public policy developments and shows how they have influenced theories, research and methodologies in the academy.

She examines three phases of political change:

1.Social democracy/liberalism and the rise of social movements especially feminism

2. Economic liberalism

3. The recent neo-liberalism

She considers how each has influenced theories and practices around family, gender and higher education. Feminist theories in the academy have become embedded in the social sciences and new educational practices and pedagogy have developed around personal perspectives. The book shows how feminist research and ethnographic perspectives based on personal experiences, narratives, voices and stories are used to account for social and policy changes.

Intended for departments of Women’s Studies, Gender Studies and Sociology, this book will also be of interest to all women in the academy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781858563053
Publisher:
Stylus Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction: An intellectual biography as a feminist sociologist of family lives1
2'The Personal is Political': Political contexts and challenges of second wave feminism27
3Feminists move into the academy61
4New Right turn and feminism in the academy: 'Bristol Fashion'83
5'Femocracy' and feminist management in the academy: Contexts and challenges105
6Changing social conditions and feminist theories: From post-socialism to post-structuralism131
7The Political is Personal: Personal responsibilities and personal reflections about work-life balance157
8Conclusions: Feminists theorize the personal185
Bibliography and References197
Index217

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