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Powerful Subjects: Are Women Really Taking Over the University / Edition 1
     

Powerful Subjects: Are Women Really Taking Over the University / Edition 1

by Jocey Quinn
 

ISBN-10: 1858562791

ISBN-13: 9781858562797

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

The mass participation of women students has literally changed the face of Higher Education, but this is the first work to explore the radical significance of this transformation. The book charts women's new role as the "normal" student in the global university. It examines how the "malestream" curriculum has responded to women's move from minority to majority and the

Overview

The mass participation of women students has literally changed the face of Higher Education, but this is the first work to explore the radical significance of this transformation. The book charts women's new role as the "normal" student in the global university. It examines how the "malestream" curriculum has responded to women's move from minority to majority and the development of feminist ideas: has knowledge itself been transformed?
Using in-depth case studies of diverse women studying in the UK, the book explores the interplay between access, curriculum and women's power, or lack of it, in the world outside the university. Lively, innovative and multi-dimensional, it probes questions of gender, generation, class, misogyny and racism, drawing on multiple theories to push at the boundaries of educational research.
Taking up current media controversy about female success and class divisions in education, "Are Women Taking over the University" will excite the general reader as well as students, policy makers, educational researchers and those interested in feminist ideas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781858562797
Publisher:
Stylus Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsviii
Forewordix
1.Introduction: powerful subjects1
2.Are women really taking over the global university?21
3.Still marginalised in the mainstream? Feminist positioning in the HE curriculum33
4.Pedagogy, politics and student perspectives61
5.What makes a material difference? Discourses of studying, class and feminism97
6.'When I walk through these gates I'm free!' The university as a protected space for women students129
7.Conclusion: Realising the powerful subject147
References151
Index167

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