Teaching Feminist Activism: Strategies from the Field / Edition 1

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From theoretical analysis to practical teaching tools, Teaching Feminist Politics is an indispensable guide for all educators seeking to link feminist theory and activism to their teaching. Themes for the collection include: exploring the relationship between feminist practice and Women's Studies pedagogy, demonstrating how feminist activism can be incorporated into introductory courses as well as senior seminars, and the particular challenges of integrating these methods into classroom practice. Also included are resources such as web sites, videos, recommended texts, and additional course outlines.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415931878
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/31/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 340
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Naples is Associate Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at the University of Connecticut, and the author of several books including Community Activism and Feminist Politics. Karen Bojar is Professor of English and Women's Studies at the Community College of Philadelphia.

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Table of Contents

1. Teaching Feminist Activism Experientially - Karen Bojar and Nancy Naples

I. Theorizing Experiential Learning and Activist Strategies
2. The Dynamics of Critical Pedagogy, Experiential Learning and Feminist Praxis in Women's Studies - Nancy A. Naples
3. Collaborative Learning, Subversive Teaching, and Activism - Jane A. Rinehart
4. Challenging the 'Academic/Real World' Divide - Catherine M. Orr
5. Teaching Feminist Activism: Probing our Assumptions, Analyzing our Choices - Karen Bojar

II. Teaching Feminist Politics Experientially
6. Teaching Community Action in the Introductory Women's Studies Classroom - Nancy A. Naples
7. Bridging Feminist Theory and Feminist Practice in a Senior Seminar - Jennifer L. Rexroat
8. Activism and the Women's Studies Curriculum - Ellen Cronan Rose

III. Teaching Intersectionality: The Politics of Gender, Race, Class, and Globalization
9. Global Feminism and Activism in a Women's Studies Practicum - Kayann Short
10. Globalization and Radical Feminist Pedagogy - Anna M. Agathangelou
11. Activism and Alliance Within Campus Sisterhood Organizations - Simona J. Hill
12. The Individual and Collective Rewards of Community-Based Service Learning - Patricia Washington

IV. Women's Studies, Experiential Education, and Community Partnership
13. Building Feminist Educational Alliances - Melissa Kesler Gilbert and Catherine Sameh
14. The Atlanta Semester Program in Women's Leadership and Social Change - Isa Williams
15. Women Studies and the Women and Poverty Public Education Initiative - Katherine Rhoades, Anne Statham and Mary Kay Scheiter
16. A Women's Studies Foray into Web Site Development - Rebecca Anne Allahyari

17. Reflections on the Present and Future of Feminist Praxis in Women's Studies - Karen Bojar and Nancy A. Naples

Works Cited
Resources: Student Internship Settings Web Sites - Rebecca Anne Allahyari
Additional Resources: Reference Guides, Publications, Videos, and Web Sites for Teaching Feminist Activism - Joan Ariel and Jennifer Rogers
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