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No Angel In The Classroom

Author: Berenice M. Fisher
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847691241
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Taking a fresh look at questions that have long troubled teachers committed to social change, No Angel in the Classroom provides a richly conceptualized and down-to-earth account of feminist teaching in higher education. Long-time feminist educator, Berenice Malka Fisher, gives a nuanced interpretation of second wave feminist consciousness-raising that bridges the gap between feminist activism and the academy. Candid classroom stories bring out the myths embedded in many activist ideals of the 1970s, while Fisher's informed analysis builds on these tensions, offering a complex amount of experience, emotion, thought, and action in feminist teaching. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Teaching Feminist Activism

Author: Nancy A. Naples
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317794982
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From theoretical analysis to practical teaching tools, an indispensable guide for educators seeking to link feminist theory and activism to their teaching. Included are web sites, videos, recommended texts, and additional course outlines.

Historical Dictionary Of Feminism

Author: Janet K. Boles
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810849464
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This Second Edition is an essential resource for librarians, scholars, and students. This succinct handbook includes more than 1,000 entries covering the persons, organizations, campaigns and court cases, goals and achievements, and current and future directions of the feminist movement, 75 percent of which are new and revised from the first edition. This second edition also features a more internationally focused introduction that provides an overview of the history and development of feminism as a movement and as a philosophy. Rounding out this new edition are an expanded chronology, and an updated bibliography that brings attention to many feminist online resources and periodicals, and emphasizes global and third-wave feminism, both new developments in the field since the publication of the first edition. Paying tribute to the struggles of the women, and men, who have worked to change and to improve the living conditions for women in the world, this book promises a comprehensive historical overview for readers of all interest levels.

Fractured Feminisms

Author: Laura Gray-Rosendale
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791458013
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Crucial conversations about feminist theories and how they can fall apart, rupture, and fragment.

Critical Reasoning In Contemporary Culture

Author: Richard A. Talaska
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791409794
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Here we have, for the first time in a single volume, diverse perspectives on the meaning, conditions, and goals of critical reasoning in contemporary culture. Part One emphasizes critical reasoning and education, engaging the debate over the connection between critical reasoning skills and the learning of the content. Part Two offers analyses of the theoretical, methodological, and historical debates concerning critical reasoning abilities. The authors represent a variety of disciplines and theoretical approaches which lend the book valuable intellectual pluralism. The book evaluates other aspects of critical thinking such as creativity, insight, questioning, learning, practical thought, interpretation, intellectual prejudice, and the historical and temporary aspects of thought. -- Back cover.

Feminist Science Education

Author: Angela Calabrese Barton
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807762936
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This volume presents a case for liberatory science education from a feminist perspective. Based on a two-year teacher-research study, Feminist Science Education questions and challenges how power and knowledge relationships position teachers, students, and science with and against one another in the classroom. Using stories about life in and out of the classroom, this book describes the impact that exploring this situated nature of science and teaching has for transforming science education.

Mother Time

Author: Margaret Urban Walker
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847692613
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Fifteen original essays open up a novel area of inquiry: the distinctively ethical dimensions of women's experiences of and in aging. Contributors distinguished in the fields of feminist ethics and the ethics of aging explore assumptions, experiences, practices, and public policies that affect women's well-being and dignity in later life. The book brings to the study of women's aging a reflective dimension missing from the empirical work that has predominated to date. Ethical studies of aging have so far failed to emphasize gender. And feminist ethics has neglected older women, even when emphasizing other dimensions of 'difference.' Finally work on aging in all fields has focused on the elderly, while this volume sees aging as an extended process of negotiating personal and social change.

Give Me Your Good Ear

Author: Maureen Brady
Publisher: Spinsters Ink
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A young woman learns to weave a new life for herself by untying the knots that have kept her in bondage -- a childhood terrorized by an alcoholic father and a secret of violence shared with her mother.

Working The Ruins

Author: Elizabeth St. Pierre
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415922753
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From some of the leading feminist scholars in education comes a collection of writings discussing how they use feminist poststructural theory in their classrooms and research. Drawing on real-life situations in their work, they show how using this theory has transformed their work. Topics covered include: theory in everyday life; ethnography; writing the body; emotions in the classroom; qualitative research; and gossip as a counter-discourse. The range of topics, processes, and styles presented provides the reader with a variety of examples, illustrating the diversity and power of the effects of poststructural theory as well as showing the possibilities of work still to be done.

The Children S Culture Reader

Author: Henry Jenkins
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814742310
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Stock market euphoria and blind faith in the post cold war economy have driven the topic of poverty from popular and scholarly discussion in the United States. At the same time the gap between the rich and poor has never been wider. The New Poverty Studies critically examines the new war against the poor that has accompanied the rise of the New Economy in the past two decades, and details the myriad ways poor people have struggled against it. The essays collected here explore how global, national, and local structures of power produce poverty and affect the material well-being, social relations and politicization of the poor. In updating the 1960s encounter between ethnography and U.S. poverty, The New Poverty Studies highlights the ways poverty is constructed across multiple scales and multiple axes of difference. Questioning the common wisdom that poverty persists because of the pathology, social isolation and welfare state "dependency" of the poor, the contributors to The New Poverty Studies point instead to economic restructuring and neoliberal policy "reforms" which have caused increased social inequality and economic polarization in the U.S. Contributors include: Georges Fouron, Donna Goldstein, Judith Goode, Susan B. Hyatt, Catherine Kingfisher, Peter Kwong, Vin Lyon-Callo, Jeff Maskovsky, Sandi Morgen, Leith Mullings, Frances Fox Piven, Matthew Rubin, Nina Glick Schiller, Carol Stack, Jill Weigt, Eve Weinbaum, Brett Williams, and Patricia Zavella. "These contributions provide a dynamic understanding of poverty and immiseration" --North American Dialogue, Vol. 4, No. 1, Nov. 2001