Telling Our Lives:Conversations on Solidarity & Difference

Telling Our Lives:Conversations on Solidarity & Difference

by Frida Kerner Furman, Elizabeth A. Kelly, Linda Williamson Nelson
     
 

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Three women from working class Jewish, African-American, and Irish-American backgrounds connect across their differences through storytelling and conversation. Now college professors, the authors discuss how their identities have been shaped by their cultural heritage as well as the impact of class on their educational experiences. The spiritual dynamics of academic

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Three women from working class Jewish, African-American, and Irish-American backgrounds connect across their differences through storytelling and conversation. Now college professors, the authors discuss how their identities have been shaped by their cultural heritage as well as the impact of class on their educational experiences. The spiritual dynamics of academic work are also explored. The authors are Frida Kerner Furman (religious studies, DePaul University), Elizabeth A. Kelly (women's and gender studies, DePaul U.), and Linda Williamson Nelson (anthropology and writing, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey). Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Rosemary Radford Ruether
The discussion of differences between women: class, race, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation, has been posed as a competitive exercise in 'political correctness.' In their dialogical telling of their lives, Frida Furman, Elizabeth Kelly, and Linda Williamson Nelson craft a refreshingly new approach. Instead, their histories meet and mingle as mutual enrichment that is a 'hearing of one another into speech.'
Uma Narayan
These candid, eloquent, engaging, and thoughtful narratives about three different lives interweave with each other to offer multiple portraits of the ways in which socioeconomic class, ethnicity, sexual identity, gender, and family history have shaped the entry of the authors into the spaces of academic life and textured their experiences within it. A must-read for all of us interested in thinking about the forces that shape knowledge production, academic success, and our prospects for genuinely inclusive academic institutions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742541733
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Series:
Feminist Constructions Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.78(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.93(d)

Meet the Author

Frida Kerner Furman is professor of religious studies at DePaul University. Elizabeth A. Kelly is associate professor in the Women's and Gender Studies Program at DePaul University. Linda Williamson Nelson is associate professor of anthropology and writing at Richard Stockton College.

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