Engaging Feminism: Students Speak up and Speak Out / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- University of Virginia Press
Drawing on the writings of students, both graduate and undergraduate, Engaging Feminism explores issues of power, process, and content on the college campus. The contributors record their feelings about the new scholarship on women as it prompts reconsideration of their family relations, friendships, sexuality, racism, feminism, and classroom experiences. Their descriptions of their personal struggles vividly detail the ambivalences, complexities, and rewards that await those who explore feminist perspectives. Indeed, students' critiques of their education, their coping strategies, and their visions for change represent a major challenge to educators both inside and outside women's studies.
About the Author
Jean O'Barr is Director of Women's Studies and Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Duke University and former editor of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Former managing editor of Signs, Mary Wyer is a Lecturer in Women's Studies at Duke University and project editor for The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States.