Theorizing Backlash: Philosophical Reflections on the Resistance to Feminism / Edition 296

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Contrary to the popular belief that feminism has gained a foothold in the many disciplines of the academy, the essays collected in Theorizing Backlash argue that feminism is still actively resisted in mainstream academia. Indeed, as feminist perspectives have been brought to bear on topics of traditional philosophical interest, many feminist thinkers have been confronted with scorn and marginilization. Contributors to this volume consider the professional, philosophical, and personal backlashes against feminist thought, and reflect upon their ramifications. The conclusion is that the disdain and irrational resentment of feminism, even in higher education, amounts to a backlash against progress.

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Editorial Reviews

Philosophy in Review
This anthology offers a fascinating insight into the state of academic philosophy in the contemporary United States.
APA Newsletter On Feminism and Philosophy
Cudd and Superson's lively, if sadly still pertinent, anthology presents essays informed by differing analyses put to work on the authors' own as well as others' experiences of the 'horrid details' of discrimination. The authors are clearly committed to helping their colleagues, and many others, transmute personal experiences into critique, thence effective action.
Theorizing Backlash ... should be read mainly by men in philosophy, from graduate school through department chairs, and by college and university administrators as well.
Kelly Oliver
This collection of essays powerfully demonstrates that there is a backlash against feminism and feminist theory not only outside of the academy, but also within academic philosophy. These essays make it clear that women are held to a different professional standard than men within the university and that feminist philosophy is 'ghettoized' within the discipline. They force us to face the fact that the ideals of equality and respect for differences are still too often little more than rhetoric both within and outside the academy.
Sally Haslanger
Theorizing Backlash provides a critical and long overdue examination of the ways in which sexism—together with other forms of oppression—is perpetuated in the discipline of philosophy, and signals the need for widespread change. Reading this book is an excellent place to begin.
American academics in philosophy, law, and medicine have written a dozen essays on the philosophical issues they feel lie behind negative reactions to feminism in academe. The essays consider backlash against feminist legal theory, epistemology, and philosophy; personal stories of anti-feminist backlash in academic careers; and the philosophical basis for negative student perceptions of feminist views. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Meet the Author

Anita M. Superson is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Kentucky. Ann E. Cudd is professor of philosophy at the University of Kansas.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Part I: Conceptualizing Backlash Chapter 2 1. Analyzing Backlash to Progressive Social Movements Part 3 Part II: Backlash Against Feminist Theory Chapter 4 2. The Backlash Against Feminist Philosophy Chapter 5 3. Feminist Epistemology as Whipping-Girl Chapter 6 4. The Backlash Against Feminist Legal Theory Part 7 Part III: Backlash from the Ivory Tower: Personal and Political Chapter 8 5. Welcome to the Boys' Club: Male Socialization and the Backlash Against Feminism in Tenure Decisions Chapter 9 6. Parenting and Other Human Casualties in the Pursuit of Academic Excellence Chapter 10 7. Politicizing the Personal and Other Tales from the Front Lines Part 11 Part IV: Student Backlash against Feminism Chapter 12 8. Marginalized Volices: Challenging Dominant Privilege in Higher Education Chapter 13 9. Transforming Resistance: Shifting the Burden of Proof in the Feminist Classroom Chapter 14 10. Sexism in the Classroom: The Role of Gender Stereotypes in the Evaluation of Female Faculty Part 15 Part V: Where Progress? Chapter 16 11. When Sexual Harassment is Protected Speech: Facing the Forces of Backlash in Academe Chapter 17 12. Women in Philosophy: A Forty-Year Perspective on Academic Backlash

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