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Apart and Together: Boston, Race, and Feminism in the 1970s and Early 1980s

Winifred Breines

in The Trouble between Us: An Uneasy History of White and Black Women in the Feminist Movement

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179040
eISBN:
9780199788583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179040.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

By the late 1970s and early 1980s, black and white women were developing ways of working together, often in conferences or in coalitions around emergencies, such as violence against women. They ... More


 Teaching Ethics with Film: A Course on the Moral Agency of Women

Ellen Ott Marshall

in Teaching Religion and Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes the pedagogical effectiveness of a course titled the Moral Agency of Women, which was offered to graduate students in theological education, ethics, and women's studies. The ... More


Gender Consciousness, Body Awareness, and the Humanization of Religion

Amanda Porterfield

in The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131376
eISBN:
9780199834570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131371.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Awareness of gender roles, and gender role conditioning, became increasingly prevalent in late twentieth‐century America. As an outgrowth of the civil rights movement and experiments in consciousness ... More


Italian-American Women: a Review Essay

Carol Bonomo Jennngs and Christine Palamidessi Moore

in American Woman, Italian Style: Italian Americana's Best Writings on Women

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231751
eISBN:
9780823241286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231751.003.0030
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In this chapter the author summarizes the historiography on Italian-American women within the context of women's studies generally, while emphasizing potential connections between this research and ... More


. Labor

Gail Hershatter

in Women in China's Long Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098565
eISBN:
9780520916128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098565.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines women and labor, largely organized around twentieth-century economic refigurings and political movements. As yet, little has been done to create a bridge to the emergent ... More


Institutional Practice and the Field of Women’s Studies

Leela Fernandes

in Transnational Feminism in the United States: Knowledge, Ethics, Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760963
eISBN:
9780814762998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760963.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the institutionalization of the study of comparative, international, and transnational perspectives within the parameters of women's studies programs. The challenge for fields ... More


The GLAE’s Eve: Multivocality, Women in Antiquity, and Paradigms of Womanhood

Vita Daphna Arbel

in Forming Femininity in Antiquity: Eve, Gender, and Ideologies in the Greek Life of Adam and Eve

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199837779
eISBN:
9780199932351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199837779.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The chapter concludes by addressing three interconnected issues that lie at the heart of the book: the GLAE narrative and its multiple traditions of Eve, women in antiquity, feminist criticism. ... More


American Studies: Interdisciplinarity over Half a Century

Jerry A. Jacobs

in In Defense of Disciplines: Interdisciplinarity and Specialization in the Research University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226069296
eISBN:
9780226069463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226069463.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

American studies was one of the first academic fields to embrace the principle of interdisciplinarity. Chapter 8 reviews the history of the field since the late 1940s, summarizes its main ... More


Performative Testimony and the Practice of Dismissal

Jane Chin Davidson and Deepa S. Reddy

in Written/Unwritten: Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469627717
eISBN:
9781469627731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627717.003.0008
Subject:
Education, History of Education

The overall inquiry of Jane Chin Davidson and Deepa S. Reddy essay can be understood as an investigation of the tyranny of dismissing women of color in women's studies communities by silencing them. ... More


Afterthoughts

Gail Hershatter

in Women in China's Long Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098565
eISBN:
9780520916128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098565.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter, as an epilogue, offers suggestions about the study of women in recent Chinese history, made in a spirit of creeping discomfort. The project of “engendering China” has entailed enormous ... More


Gender and “Communities of Practice”: Escaping the Regulatory Boundaries of Formal Education

Sherry L. Martin

in Popular Democracy in Japan: How Gender and Community Are Changing Modern Electoral Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449178
eISBN:
9780801460821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449178.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter examines the unexpected consequences of state efforts to harness women's educational attainment to its own developmental goals over the postwar period. Women's education was initially ... More


Introduction

Gail Hershatter

in Women in China's Long Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098565
eISBN:
9780520916128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098565.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The study of women in twentieth-century China has expanded so quickly since the mid-1980s that a state-of-the-field survey becomes outdated in the time it takes to assemble and write one. Research ... More


Is Feminism Good for Women?

Kristin J. Anderson

in Modern Misogyny: Anti-Feminism in a Post-Feminist Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199328178
eISBN:
9780190222550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328178.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 6 addresses the question, is a feminist identity good for women? Psychological theory and research on the role that feminism plays in women’s lives in terms of their well-being is examined. ... More


Digging In: The Bridge Cohort, Mid-1980s to 1990s

Michael A. Messner, Max A. Greenberg, and Tal Peretz

in Some Men: Feminist Allies in the Movement to End Violence against Women

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199338764
eISBN:
9780190226220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199338764.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter begins with the origins story of what became the largest international men’s antiviolence organization, the White Ribbon Campaign, sparked by the infamous 1989 Montreal Massacre. The WRC ... More


Starting Careers: Plus Ça Change, Plus C’est la Même Chose

Sue V. Rosser

in Breaking into the Lab: Engineering Progress for Women in Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776452
eISBN:
9780814771525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776452.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter draws on the scholarship in women's studies to provide some of the context in understanding the experiences of women in science. During the past 30 years, women's studies and feminist ... More


Making Race, Marking Difference

Melissa N. Stein

in Measuring Manhood: Race and the Science of Masculinity, 1830-1934

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816673025
eISBN:
9781452952437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673025.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The introduction discusses pursuits of scientists from past to present to discover physical, biological differences between genders and races, and the effect that this has had on American society and ... More


Questions About Footbinding

Laurel Bossen and Hill Gates

in Bound Feet, Young Hands: Tracking the Demise of Footbinding in Village China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804799553
eISBN:
9781503601079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799553.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter challenges assumptions that footbinding was confined to the urban elite and that women with bound feet were unproductive. On the contrary, footbinding was very common among poor ... More


Introduction

Leela Fernandes

in Transnational Feminism in the United States: Knowledge, Ethics, Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760963
eISBN:
9780814762998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760963.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter presents the central themes and structure of the book, providing a background of transnationalism and transnational feminism. Interdisciplinary paradigms such as ... More


The Emperor’s New Clothes: in

Banu Subramaniam (ed.)

in Ghost Stories for Darwin: The Science of Variation and the Politics of Diversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038655
eISBN:
9780252096594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038655.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter explores the tremendous possibilities of coalitions and collaboration between women's studies and women in science and engineering (WISE) initiatives. At this time, with few exceptions, ... More


Politically Excluded “Commoners”: A Gendered Pathway to Participation

Sherry L. Martin

in Popular Democracy in Japan: How Gender and Community Are Changing Modern Electoral Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449178
eISBN:
9780801460821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449178.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter introduces two sets of focus group participants—all women of voting age living in the Tokyo metropolitan area. These women use emphatic narratives about education, self-improvement, ... More


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