ERIC Number: ED219026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Stepping off the Pedestal: Academic Women in the South.
Stringer, Patricia A., Ed.; Thompson, Irene, Ed.
Views of the deep-rooted assumptions and myths surrounding the role of women in academic institutions of the South are presented in scholarly articles, experience-based essays, and poems. Among the themes that are explored are the history of women's involvement in higher education, women's studies, women's status, racial stereotypes, alienation, and conformity. Contributions and authors are as follows: "A Different Kind of Being" (Sally Brett); "IWY: Breaking the Silence: A Fantasy" (Minnie Bruce Pratt); "Mary Munford and Higher Education for Women in Virginia" (Mary Gathright Newell); "Women's Studies at Vanderbilt: Toward a Strategy for the Eighties" (Elizabeth Langland); "New Women at Old Dominion" (Carolyn H. Rhodes and Fran Hassencahl); "A Delicate Balance: Academic Women in Arkansas" (Barbara G. Taylor); "Teaching Women's Studies at the University of Arkansas" (Margaret Jones Bolsterli); "Academic Women in Mississippi: Oktoberfest 1980" (Peggy W. Prenshaw); "Fair Harvard and the Fairer Sex" (Susan Read Baker); "Racial Myths and Attitudes among White Female Students at the University of Florida" (Faye Gary-Harris); "The Black Female Academic: Doubly Burdened or Doubly Blessed?" (Jacqueline Jordan Irvine); "Tilting at Windmills in the Quixotic South" (Irene Thompson); "She Who Laughs First" (Judith Stitzel); "To Delois and Willie" (Martha Mayes Park); and "Scratching at the Compound" (Mary Lou Kohfeldt Stevenson). The appended essay, "The Historical Perspective: A Bibliographic Essay" (Virginia Shadron, Eleanor Hinton Hoytt, Margaret Parsons, Barbara B. Reitt, Beverly Guy Sheftall, Jacqueline Zalumas, and Darlene R. Roth), presents a literature review of the history of both black and white women's involvement in higher education in the South. (SW)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Black Stereotypes, Black Students, Black Teachers, Blacks, Differences, Educational History, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Feminism, Geographic Regions, Higher Education, Private Colleges, Racial Bias, Racial Differences, Racial Discrimination, Regional Characteristics, Sex Bias, Sex Discrimination, Sex Stereotypes, Single Sex Colleges, Social Behavior, State Colleges, Student Attitudes, Teacher Alienation, Teacher Attitudes, Whites, Women Faculty, Womens Education, Womens Studies
Modern Language Association of America, 62 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011 (cloth, $15.50; paper, $9.50).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY. Commission on the Status of Women.
Identifiers: Harvard University MA; Mississippi; North Carolina (Greenville); Old Dominion University VA; United States (South); University of Arkansas; University of Florida; University of Virginia; Vanderbilt University TN