Everyday Knowledge And Uncommon Truths: Women Of The Academy

Everyday Knowledge And Uncommon Truths: Women Of The Academy

by Linda Christian-smith, Kristine Kellor


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Lately, there has been considerable interest by women in the academy in a discernment process involving an examination of the historically, politically and culturally situated nature of their knowledge of the world, their work in the academy and other activities in which they engage. These examinations, especially in the form of narrative inquiry, life histories and deconstructive language practices such as discourse analysis, figure prominently in breaking silences and giving voice to the many tensions that women experience in the academic workplace and other settings. Everyday Knowledge and Uncommon Truths: Women of the Academy is a thirteen chapter volume which draws on the life experience and varied backgrounds of academic women from the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. Offering diverse perspectives on women's experiences of being and knowing in and outside the academy, contributors draw on a range of critical approaches derived from feminism, poststructuralism, postmodernism, critical education theory, discourse theory and analysis, narrative inquiry and life histories. Topics examined include: the ways home and domestic matters impinge on academic life; the constraints on women becoming educated; the contradictions surrounding teaching and teaching practices; the background factors that shape research and writing; and women's activism within and beyond the academy.

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ISBN-13: 9780813334615
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 04/28/1999
Series: The Edge Series: Critical Studies in Education Theory
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile: 1400L (what's this?)

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Maxine Greene

A significant addition to the growing literature on the actualities of women's lives and the way they are affected by -- and affect -- the Academy. -- University of Wisconsin -- Madison

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