ERIC Number: ED476886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Academic Pathfinders: Knowledge Creation and Feminist Scholarship. Greenwood Studies in Higher Education.
Gumport, Patricia J.
This exploration of academic knowledge from the perspective of knowledge creators focuses on the way feminist scholarship took form through the individual interests of academic women. The study is based on interviews with 35 women faculty. The chapters are: (1) "The Dynamic Nature of Academic Knowledge"; (2) "Academic Feminism: Antecedents, Initiatives, and Unresolved Issues"; (3) "Investigating Knowledge Creation"; (4) "The Pathfinders' Breakthroughs"; (5) "Knowledge Creation in the Disciplines: History, Sociology, and Philosophy"; (6) "Alternative Academic Pursuits: The Pathtakers and Forerunners"; and (7) "Changing Conditions for Knowledge Creation." An appendix contains notes on the research design and methods. (Contains 230 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Females, Feminism, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Scholarship
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