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Who's Afraid of Women's Studies?

Who's Afraid of Women's Studies? - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0759101746

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ISBN13: 978-0759101746
ISBN10: 0759101744
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Published: 2002
International: No

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Who's Afraid of Women's Studies? - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0759101746

Mary F. Rogers and C. D. Garrett

ISBN13: 978-0759101746
ISBN10: 0759101744
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

In Who's Afraid of Women's Studies? the authors ask why there persists a fear of feminism and women's studies in the academy. Rogers and Garrett remind us that this field came into being as the result of women's practical efforts of advocacy and activism, to represent marginalized, excluded, and silenced voices. They explain the complex relationship between feminism, women's studies, and their deradicalized "offspring"--gender studies. Six broad topics that have dominated the field over the past twenty-five years are examined in individual chapters: girls' and women's bodies, anger and desires, sexuality, identity politics, insider backlash, and feminist methods. The authors challenge women and men alike to reevaluate the concepts and analytical tools available in women's studies that are so uniquely oriented to understanding women's everyday lived experiences. They demonstrate how its rich historical and social analyses are the basis for a passionate scholarship, one that builds bridges between theory and practice to transform communities, women's organizations, and social movements. This new book will be a stimulating overview of women's studies, gender studies, and feminist theory, as well as a concise introduction to supplement standard texts or anthologies.

Author Bio

Rogers, Mary F. : University of West Florida


Mary Rogers is Professor of Sociology, University of West Florida and the author of six books, including Contemporary Feminist Theory: A Text/Reader and Barbie Culture.


Garrett, C. D. :


C. D. Garrett is an independent scholar who lives and works in Philadelphia.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Bodies

Chapter 2: Anger, Agency, and Desires

Chapter 3: Sexuality

Chapter 4: Feminist Methods

Chapter 5: Differences

Chapter 6: Backlash

Afterword: Who's Afraid of Women's Studies?

References

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