ERIC Number: ED298800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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Feminist Scholarship; Kindling in the Groves of Academe.
DuBois, Ellen Carol; And Others
Five leading feminist scholars assess the nature and extent of the contemporary women's movement in this collaborative book that focuses on the dual disciplinary-interdisciplinary character of feminist research. The five collaborators are Ellen Carol DuBois, Gail Paradise Kelly, Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy, Carolyn W. Korsmeyer, and Lillian S. Robinson. The emergence of feminist perspectives in history, literature, education, anthropology, and philosophy are examined. Concerns that extend beyond specific disciplines are also considered: the existence and origins of women's oppression, including its ideological and psychological expressions and its relation to work and the family; the possibilities for women's liberation; and the implications of modernization programs and socialist revolutions for women. The book charts the deepening awareness in academia of the importance of women, and suggests how this awareness will influence future research. The five chapters are as follows: Feminism Arises in the Disciplines; New Visions in the Disciplines; Women's Oppression: Understanding the Dimensions; Liberation and Equality: Old Questions Reconsidered; and Ten Years of Feminist Scholarship: The Response of the Disciplines. Contains a selected bibliography of approximately 390 references. (LB)
Descriptors: Anthropology, College Curriculum, Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Feminism, Higher Education, History, Intellectual Disciplines, Interdisciplinary Approach, Literary Criticism, Philosophy, Social Science Research
University of Illinois Press, 54 East Gregory Drive, Champaign, IL 61820 ($8.95).
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