ERIC Number: ED271033
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
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A Feminist Perspective in the Academy: The Difference It Makes.
Langland, Elizabeth, Ed.; Gove, Walter, Ed.
Views on the impact of women's studies and the feminist perspective in scholarship in the humanities and social sciences are presented in nine essays. Each essay concludes that while women's studies has the potential power to transform the academic disciplines, it has yet to alter college and university curricula. A second theme that emerged from the essays is the interdisciplinary nature of women's studies (i.e., the study of women in any one discipline affects all of academia). Essay titles and authors are as follows: "The Difference It Makes" (Patricia Meyer Spacks); "New Directions for Feminist Criticism in Theatre and the Related Arts" (Nancy S. Reinhardt); "The Feminist Critique in Religious Studies" (Rosemary Radford Ruether); "What the Women's Movement Has Done to American History" (Carl N. Degler); "Speaking From Silence: Women and the Science of Politics" (Nannerl O. Keohane); "How the Study of Women Has Restructured the Discipline of Economics" (Nancy S. Barrett); "Anthropology and the Study of Gender" (Judith Shapiro); "Changing Conceptions of Men and Women: A Psychologist's Perspective" (Janet T. Spence); and "Women in Sociological Analysis: New Scholarship Versus Old Paradigms" (Cynthia Fuchs Epstein). (SW)
Descriptors: Anthropology, College Curriculum, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Feminism, Higher Education, History, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Political Science, Religious Education, Scholarship, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Social Science Research, Social Sciences, Socioeconomic Status, Sociology, Theater Arts, Womens Studies
University of Chicago Press, 5801 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637 ($5.95, paper copy--ISBN-0-226-46875-5; $17.00 hard cover--ISBN-0-226-46874-7).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers; Books
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Note: Originally published as a special issue of "Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal," vol. 64, no. 4, Winter 1981.