ERIC Number: ED395585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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Feminist Thought in American Librarianship.
Baum, Christina D.
The research outlined in this book traces the impact of various kinds of feminism on the thought and political agenda of American library women from 1965 through 1985. Chapter 1 focuses on the debate within librarianship regarding the influence of feminism on the profession. Chapter 2 outlines the differences between the two most prominent feminist ideologies affecting librarianship: liberal or mainstream, and radical. Chapter 3 briefly discusses the impact of feminism on librarianship from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to the present. Chapter 4 consists of an interpretive content analysis of the literature about library women written by American library women. Chapter 5 is an analysis of the citations that appear in the literature and Chapter 6 constitutes a content analysis of "women's programming" at the American Library Association (ALA) annual meetings. Chapter 7 discusses the conclusions deducted from this study and gives implications for these conclusions; suggestions are also given for future study. Appendices include an annotated bibliography of the 250 articles and books examined, and a listing of "women's programming" that was held at the ALA annual meetings, 1965-85. (Contains 151 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Employed Women, Females, Feminism, History, Librarian Attitudes, Librarians, Library Science, Literature Reviews, Politics
McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, Box 611, Jefferson, NC 28640 ($31.50).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers: American Library Association Convention