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Addresses issues of concern in the area of women's studies, aiming to offer fresh perspectives on sexuality, paid work, the development process, equal opportunities legislation, lesbian history and women's writing. The book is also concerned with the politics and practice of women's studies.
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Working Out: New Directions For Women's Studies

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Overview

Addresses issues of concern in the area of women's studies, aiming to offer fresh perspectives on sexuality, paid work, the development process, equal opportunities legislation, lesbian history and women's writing. The book is also concerned with the politics and practice of women's studies.
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Assesses developments within the field and points to some crucial issues for the future. The 16 contributed chapters are arranged in four sections: the politics and practice of women's studies, commonalities and differences, international feminisms, and theories and methods. The volume is based on a selection of the 1991 Women's Studies Network (UK) conference papers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135723118
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/2/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 217
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Working Out: New Directions for Women's Studies 1
Sect. I The Politics and Practice of Women's Studies 11
Ch. 1 Feminist Politics after Thatcher 13
Ch. 2 Pedagogical Praxis and Problems: Reflections on Teaching about Gender Relations 18
Ch. 3 Whiteness--The Relevance of Politically Colouring the 'Non' 29
Ch. 4 Men in Women's Studies Classrooms 36
Sect. II Commonalities and Differences 49
Ch. 5 Difference, Power and Knowledge: Black Women in Academia 51
Ch. 6 Disabled Women and the Feminist Agenda 61
Ch. 7 Desire and the Politics of Representation: Issues for Lesbians and Heterosexual Women 74
Ch. 8 Difference at Work: Perceptions of Work from a Non-Heterosexual Perspective 86
Sect. III International Feminisms 99
Ch. 9 Feminist Perspectives in Development: A Critical Review 101
Ch. 10 Women's Rights and Human Rights in Muslim 113
Ch. 11 Women's Studies in Central and Eastern Europe 124
Ch. 12 Does Equal Opportunity Legislation and Practice Serve the Women's Movement? A Case Study from Australian Higher Education 134
Sect. IV Theories and Methods 147
Ch. 13 Defending the Indefensible? Quantitative Methods and Feminist Research 149
Ch. 14 Epistemological Issues in Researching Lesbian History: The Case of 'Romantic Friendship' 161
Ch. 15 Gender and the Labour Market: Old Theory for New? 173
Ch. 16 Dialogic Theory and Women's Writing 184
Notes on Contributors 194
Index 198
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