Feminism Gender and Universities

Author: Miriam E. David
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317135822
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Feminism, Gender and Universities demonstrates the positive and robust impacts that feminism has had on higher education, through the eyes and in the words of the participants in changing political and social processes. Drawing on the ’collective biography’ of leading feminist scholars from around the world and current evidence relating to gender equality in education, this book employs methods including biographies, life histories, and narratives to show how the feminist project to transform women’s lives in the direction of gender and social equality became an educational and pedagogical one. Through careful attention to the ways in which feminism has transformed feminist academic women’s lives, the author explores the importance of education in changing socio-political contexts, raising questions about further changes that are necessary. Delving into the deeper and more ’hidden’ echelons of education, the book examines the contested nature of current managerial or business approaches to university and education, revealing these to be incompatible with feminist thought. A plea for more careful attention to education and the ways in which the processes of knowledge-making influence (and are influenced by) gender and sexual relations, Feminism, Gender and Universities will appeal to scholars across the social sciences with interests in gender, pedagogy and modern academic life.

Women Interrupting Disrupting and Revolutionizing Educational Policy and Practice

Author: Whitney Sherman Newcomb
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1623967058
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The idea for this book was born from discussions at several recent academic events including the Women Leading Education (WLE) International Conference in Volos, Greece (2012) and the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2011) as well as from informal dialogue amongst ourselves and various colleagues, both new and veteran to the field of educational leadership and, in particular, dedicated to the study of women in leadership. At both the WLE Conference and the UCEA Conference, we heard frustration from veteran women in the field that the study of women in leadership is stagnant and has not moved forward in several years; with scholars new to the field continuing to write and publish work about barriers to aspiring and practicing women leaders (the same types of reports that began the "formal" inquiry into women's lives as leaders back in the 1980s) without being able to push forward with "new" information or ideas for change. In essence, the concerns and questions that were posed from some veteran women were: Why are we continuing to report the same things that we reported 30 years ago?; Why are we still talking about barriers to women in leadership?; and Why haven't we moved past gender binaries in regard to leadership ideas and practice? Considering these questions, some women new to the field countered with their own set of responses and questions that included: Is it not significant to report that some women are still experiencing the same types of barriers in leadership that were highlighted 30 years ago?; Is it accurate to report that all women's voices have now been heard/represented?; and How can we report something different if it hasn't happened? The discussions that have ensued between veteran women and those new to the field inspired us to develop a book that situates women in leadership exactly where we are today (and reports the status of girls who are positioned to continue the "good fight" that began many years ago) and that both highlights the changes that have occurred and reports any stagnancy that continues to threaten women's positionality in educational leadership literature, practice, and policy. It forefronts the voices of women educational scholars who have (and are) interrupting, disrupting, and revolutionizing educational policy and practice. Our book reports women's leadership activities and knowledge in both the k12 and university settings and concludes with chapters ripe with ideas for pushing for change through policy, advocacy, and activism. The final chapter presents themes that emerged from the individual chapters and sets forth an agenda to move forward with the study of women in leadership.

Gender Pedagogy

Author: E. Henderson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113742849X
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When addressed in its full reactive potential, gender has a tendency to unfix the reassuring certainties of education and academia. Gender pedagogy unfolds as an account of teaching gender learning that is rooted in Derrida's concept of the 'trace', reflecting the unfixing properties of gender and even shaking up academic knowledge production.

Reclaiming Feminism

Author: Miriam E. David
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447328175
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Miriam David celebrates the achievements of international feminists as activists and scholars and provides a critique of the expansion of global higher education masking their pioneering zeal and zest for knowledge.

Feuerkraut

Author: Gerda Lerner
Publisher: Czernin Verlag
ISBN: 3707604233
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Gerda Lerners Autobiographie gewährt einen einzigartigen Einblick in das Leben der renommierten Historikerin und Pionierin der Frauenbewegung. Lebendig wird alles, was sie selbst lebte: Von der Wiener Bourgeoisie über die Auswanderung nach Amerika bis zu ihrer beruflichen Laufbahn als eine der feministischen Leitfiguren des 20. Jahrhunderts. Wien in den 20er Jahren. Gerda Kronstein wächst als Tochter einer Künstlerin und eines Apothekers in der höheren Wiener Gesellschaft auf, umgeben von Kindermädchen, Salons und Kammermusik. Schon als Kind und Jugendliche fällt sie durch ihre rebellische Art auf, die sie später in politische Aktivität umwandelt: Nie ein Blatt vor dem Mund und von der marxistischen Idee beeindruckt, bietet die junge Autorin den damals vorherrschenden Verhältnissen die Stirn. "Feuerkraut" erzählt mitreißend die Entwicklung der renommierten Historikerin, die Anfänge und die prägenden Erlebnisse vor den und zu Zeiten des Nationalsozialismus in Wien sowie die Zeit nach ihrer Emigration in die USA. Mit viel Selbstironie und Witz setzt sich Gerda Lerner mit ihrem Werdegang auseinander, mit der gescheiterten ersten Ehe, mit der glücklichen zweiten, mit ihrer Rolle als Hausmutter bis hin zur eher "späten" Berufung zu einer der weltbekanntesten Vertreterin der Frauengeschichte. Aus dem Englischen von Andrea Holzmann-Jenkins.

A Critical Pedagogy of Resistance

Author: James D. Kirylo
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9462093741
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The diverse range of critical pedagogues presented in this book comes from a variety of backgrounds with respect to race, gender, and ethnicity, from various geographic places and eras, and from an array of complex political, historical, religious, theological, social, cultural, and educational circumstances which necessitated their leadership and resistance. How each pedagogue uniquely lives in that tension of dealing with pain and struggle, while concurrently fostering a pedagogy that is humanizing, is deeply influenced by their individual autobiographical lens of reality, the conceptual thought that enlightened them, the circumstances that surrounded them, and the conviction that drove them. To be sure, people of justice, people who resist, are framed by a vision that embraces an inclusive, tolerant, more loving community that passionately calls for a more democratic citizenship. That is just what the 34 critical pedagogues represented in this text heroically do. Through the highlighting of their lives and work, this book is not only an excellent resource to serve as a springboard to engage us in dialogue about pivotal issues and concerns related to justice, equality, and opportunity, but also to prompt us to further explore deeper into the lives and thought of some extraordinary people. A Critical Pedagogy of Resistance: 34 Pedagogues We Need to Know is an ambitious undertaking. Kirylo’s narrative enterprise, which seeks to chronicle the lives of transformative pedagogues, is a project whose time has come. This text is an excellent resource for all those interested in the aesthetic that, as Kierkegaard believed, exercised power for the common good. Luis Mirón

Pedagogies of crossing

Author: M. Jacqui Alexander
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
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A collection of essays by Alexander addressing the implications of transnational thinking for our understanding of gender, sex, sexuality, and race.

Feminism Is for Everybody

Author: bell hooks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317588363
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What is feminism? In this short, accessible primer, bell hooks explores the nature of feminism and its positive promise to eliminate sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression. With her characteristic clarity and directness, hooks encourages readers to see how feminism can touch and change their lives—to see that feminism is for everybody.