Friday March 23 Book Launch: Reconsidering Knowledge: Feminism and the Academy, ++

Meg Luxton and Mary Jane Mossman (eds) will launch this IFLS/CFR sponsored collection tomorrow March 23, 2012, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  FSCR (Founders 305) at York University.  This book “examines current ideas about feminism in relation to knowledge, education and society, and the future potential for feminist research and teaching in the university context.” Click on the image to order through Fernwood.

Contents of Reconsidering Knowledge: Introduction (Mary Jane Mossman and Meg Luxton) • Part One: Feminism and the Academy: Revealing the “Other” • Feminism and the Academy: Transforming Knowledge? (Meg Luxton) • Cartographies of Knowledge and Power: Transnational Feminism as Radical Praxis (M. Jacqui Alexander & Chandra Talpade Mohanty) • Sexual Diversity in Cosmopolitan Perspective (Elisabeth Young-Bruehl) • Part Two: Feminism and the Academy: (Re)Engaging the “Knowledge Revolution” • Universities Upside Down: The Impact of the New Knowledge Economy (Margaret Thornton) • The University on-the-Ground: Reflections on the Canadian Experience (Janice Newson) • Part Three: Feminism and the Academy: Remembering History/ Recalling Resistance • Bluestockings and Goddesses: Writing Feminist Cultural History (Ann Shteir) • Feminism, Ecological Thinking and the Legacy of Rachel Carson (Lorraine Code) •

Click on the image to order the book from Fernwood Publishing.

Another book I’m interested in these days in the same general area (women, the academy, race, class) Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia Edited by Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Yolanda Flores Niemann, Carmen G. González, Angela P. Harris Utah State UP.   You can read the introduction (Gonzalez & Harris) here, on SSRN.  I’m still looking for a table of contents, but the book has 40 contributors and is divided into five parts – General Campus Climate; Faculty-Student Relationships; Networks of Allies; Social Class in Academia; Tenure and Promotion.

Presumed Incompetent is a pathbreaking account of the intersecting roles of race, gender, and class in the working lives of women faculty of color. Through personal narratives and qualitative empirical studies, more than 40 authors expose the daunting challenges faced by academic women of color as they navigate the often hostile terrain of higher education, including hiring, promotion, tenure, and relations with students, colleagues, and administrators. The narratives are filled with wit, wisdom, and concrete recommendations, and provide a window into the struggles of professional women in a racially stratified but increasingly multicultural America.  (from the publisher)


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