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ERIC Number: EJ1116651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: EISSN-1554-8244
War in the Women's Studies Classroom: Feminist Approaches to September 11
Nelson, Fiona
Across the Disciplines, v1 spec iss 2004
It is the authors first day of class in a new tenure-track position. She is a sociologist who had been hired to teach Women's Studies at the University of Calgary, where she completed her master's degree some years before. At 9:00 a.m. she boarded the elevator in the basement of the building. The elevator stops on the main floor and the doors open to reveal a television set surrounded by people. The last time a television was set up in the foyer was during the Gulf War in her grad student days. Through the crowd she sees the caption at the bottom of the screen: "America under Attack." The doors close, she continues up. The date was September 11, 2001. In this article, she shares what tools, as a feminist sociologist, she brought to the classroom to help her students think through a situation that seemed, at least at first, incomprehensible.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
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