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Feminist Academics : Creative Agents For Change - Louise Morley

Feminist Academics

Creative Agents For Change

By: Louise Morley (Editor), Val Walsh (Editor)

Paperback Published: 20th June 1995
ISBN: 9780748403004
Number Of Pages: 224

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This text brings together leading feminists who explore questions of feminist interventions in organisations of knowledge production, covering both the structure and culture of academic institutions and the social divisions between women. Feminism is located as a force for change, empowering women to gain a political understanding and providing a methodology for new approaches to teaching, learning, research and writing in the academy. Contributions demonstrate how an analysis of the micropolitics of the academy in terms of power, policies, discourses, pedagogy and interpersonal relationships provides a framework for de- privatising women's experience and influencing change. Using theoretical constructs and their own biographies and experience, the contributors present predicaments, inequalities and strategies. Power and influence are considered in conjunction with gender, 'race', social class and sexuality.

Introductionp. 1
Referencesp. 6
Troubling Transformations: Gender Regimes and Organizational Culture in the Academyp. 7
Black Women as 'Other' in the Academyp. 22
Referencesp. 40
Irrigating the Sacred Grove: Stages of Gender Equity Developmentp. 42
In Our (New) Right Minds: The Hidden Curriculum and the Academyp. 56
Ivory Towers: Life in the Mindp. 73
Referencesp. 84
Transgression and the Academy: Feminists and Institutionalizationp. 86
'Out of the Blood and Spirit of Our Lives'p. 102
Referencesp. 114
Measuring the Muse: Feminism, Creativity and Career Development in Higher Educationp. 116
The Good Witch: 'Advice to Women in Management'p. 131
Black Women in Higher Education: Defining a Space/Finding a Placep. 145
Taking Offence: Research as Resistance to Sexual Harassment in Academiap. 156
Referencesp. 167
Pain(T) for Healing: The Academic Conference and the Classed/Embodied Selfp. 169
My Mother's Voice? on Being 'A Native' in Academiap. 183
Grievancep. 194
Contributorsp. 195
Indexp. 199
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ISBN: 9780748403004
ISBN-10: 0748403000
Series: Gender and Society
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 20th June 1995
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1