Revenge of the Women's Studies Professor

Revenge of the Women's Studies Professor

by Bonnie J. Morris
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0253220629

ISBN-13: 9780253220622

Pub. Date: 02/18/2009

Publisher: Indiana University Press

With sharp wit and keen insight, Bonnie J. Morris opens new perspectives on the gender and generation gaps on campus, exploring the negative stereotypes that keep many students from taking women's studies courses. Since 1993, the George Washington University women's history professor has traveled the globe with her one-woman play, "Revenge of the Women's Studies

Overview

With sharp wit and keen insight, Bonnie J. Morris opens new perspectives on the gender and generation gaps on campus, exploring the negative stereotypes that keep many students from taking women's studies courses. Since 1993, the George Washington University women's history professor has traveled the globe with her one-woman play, "Revenge of the Women's Studies Professor," engaging audiences from New Zealand to New York in a frank conversation about the backlash against feminism and women's studies. This book presents scenes from the original play along with reflections on changing views of gender and sexuality in American society, politics, and popular culture. The result is part memoir, part history of our times, and part critique of higher education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253220622
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
02/18/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgments

Introduction: So, What Do You Do for a Living?
1. Scene One, 1973: My First Women's Studies Class
2. Scene Two, 1983: You're Getting a Ph.D. in What?
3. Scene Three, 1986: Exams and Evaluations
4. Scene Four, 1987: Can I Talk to You in Private?
5. Scene Five, 1989: Do We Have to Have So Much Women's History?
6. Scene Six, 1990: Driving a U-Haul to Harvard
7. Scene Seven, 1992: Fear of the Word Woman
8. Scene Eight, 1993: Teaching Where Hell Freezes Over
9. Scene Nine, 1993: Women Studies Goes Global
10. Scene Ten, 1995: Educating President Clinton
Conclusion: Mainstreaming Women's Studies in America

Bibliography

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