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ERIC Number: EJ799655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1361-3324
"In-between" Asia and the West: Asian Women Faculty in the Transnational Context
Mayuzumi, Kimine
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v11 n2 p167-182 Jul 2008
Asian women faculty (AWF) are an underrepresented and understudied population. I hypothesize that, while AWF should be included in a broader analysis of the intersection of gender, race, class, and ethnicity in the academy, their stories can also contribute to the existing literature on minority faculty by linking the local and global experiences of "Asians" in the "West". In this paper, I explore the higher education space by asking: "What would it mean to take a transnational feminist approach to the analysis of issues concerning AWF?" First, I will closely look at a transnational feminist approach as a theoretical framework and will locate the academy as a contested space within this framework. Second, I will look at narratives and insights of AWF by drawing on literature either dealing with AWF in North America or written by AWF who explicate their own experiences in the academic settings. By applying the transnational lens to the narratives, I hope to add a new angle to see the academy as a contested site to other literature and studies that attempt to bring social justice to higher education. Lastly, I will point out some of the implications, including strengths and limitations, of using a transnational feminist framework to look at the issues concerning AWF as a marginalized population. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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