Guy-Sheftall says a large number of students have some contact with the comparative women's studies
program as all Spelman students must take a course in either women's studies
or international studies as part of the core requirements.
While feminist campaigns for the inclusion of women in all areas of life and in all social institutions have been a hallmark of second wave feminism in Australia, women's participation has often been marred by disdain, tensions, and the need to compromise, and it was no different for the fledgling Women's Studies
Department at the University of Adelaide in 1992.
The association's aims include undertaking and disseminating research about women by women from a feminist perspective, educating women about women in culturally appropriate ways, and facilitating the establishment of women's studies
courses with a feminist perspective.
The participants in this forum are all tenured faculty at research universities across the United States and Canada, with the majority of participants appointed (at least jointly) in women's studies
; women's and gender studies; women's, gender, and sexuality studies; or sexuality studies programs.
I was studying history and women's studies
at Carroll at the time, determined to finally finish my Bachelor's degree.
He says the same is true of the field of women's studies
; it emerged from the cultural foment of the 60s and 70s, but has in recent years been under attack from the far right and in budget-cutting measures.
Three parallel efforts to document Women's Studies
' early years are brought together in this text, which offers an archive of personal reflections on a process of academic inquiry that continues to unearth the complexities of knowledge politics.
Its feminist roots have enabled women's studies
to engage with critical theory in ways that illuminate the complexity of gendered lives.
Hull, Scott, and Smith asserted that "Black Women's Studies
will not be "dependent on women's studies
, Black Studies, or 'straight' disciplinary departments for its existence, but will be an autonomous academic entity making coalitions with all three" (p.
Students at the Women's Studies
Center received a monthly stipend and in addition to attending courses at the Center where required to study English.
Building on a monologue that the author has been performing as a one-woman show for over a decade, Revenge of The Women's Studies
Professor recounts the author's experiences as a student and later as an instructor of women's history in various institutions of higher learning across the U.S.
The black women historians in Telling Histories tell it like it is, including their struggles to get advanced degrees and the ongoing disrespect they face in their jobs and toward their scholarship; while many of the contributors to Women's Studies
on the Edge argue that women's studies
is now so successful that it has become "orthodox," "inflexible," "exhausted," and no longer "vital." Although they made their reputations in this field, they separate themselves from the fray both implicitly, in their use of postmodern language that excludes the uninitiated, and explicitly, by repeating old arguments and republishing decades-old essays.