Women's Studies on Its Own: A Next Wave Reader in Institutional Change (Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies)

Women's Studies on Its Own: A Next Wave Reader in Institutional Change (Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies)

By: Robyn Wiegman (editor)Hardback

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"We thought the study of women would be a temporary phase; eventually we would all go back to our disciplines."-Gloria Bowles, From the AfterwordSince the 1970s, Women's Studies has grown from a volunteerist political project to a full-scale academic enterprise. Women's Studies on Its Own assesses the present and future of the field, demonstrating how institutionalization has extended a vital, ongoing intellectual project for a new generation of scholars and students. Women's Studies on Its Own considers the history, pedagogy, and curricula of Women's Studies programs, as well as the field's relation to the managed university. Both theoretically and institutionally grounded, the essays examine the pedagogical implications of various divisions of knowledge-racial, sexual, disciplinary, geopolitical, and economic. They look at the institutional practices that challenge and enable Women's Studies-including interdisciplinarity, governance, administration, faculty review, professionalism, corporatism, fiscal autonomy, and fiscal constraint. Whether thinking about issues of academic labor, the impact of postcolonialism on Women's Studies curricula, or the relation between education and the state, the contributors bring insight and wit to their theoretical deliberations on the shape of a transforming field. Contributors. Dale M. Bauer, Kathleen M. Blee, Gloria Bowles, Denise Cuthbert, Maryanne Dever, Anne Donadey, Laura Donaldson, Diane Elam, Susan Stanford Friedman, Judith Kegan Gardiner, Inderpal Grewal, Sneja Gunew, Miranda Joseph, Caren Kaplan, Rachel Lee, Devoney Looser, Jeanette McVicker, Minoo Moallem, Nancy A. Naples, Jane O. Newman, Lindsey Pollak, Jean C. Robinson, Sabina Sawhney, Jael Silliman, Sivagami Subbaraman, Robyn Warhol, Marcia Westkott, Robyn Wiegman, Bonnie Zimmerman

About Author

Robyn Wiegman is Associate Professor of Women's Studies and the Margaret Taylor Smith Director of Women's Studies at Duke University. She is the author of American Anatomies: Theorizing Race and Gender and coeditor of The Futures of American Studies, both published by Duke University Press.

Contents

Introduction: On Location / Robyn Wiegman 1 I: Histories of the Present Feminist Cultural Literacy: Translating Differences, Cannibal Options / Sneja Gunew 47 Transnational Practices and Interdisciplinary Feminist Scholarship: Refiguring Women's and Gender Studies / Caren Kaplan and Inderpal Grewal 66 Notes from the (Non)Field: Teaching and Theorizing Women of Color / Rachel Lee 82 The Progress of Gender: Whither "Women"? / Robyn Wiegman 106 The Present and Our Past: Simone de Beauvoir, Descartes, and Presentism in the Historiography of Feminism / Jane O. Newman 141 II: Institutional Pedagogies (A Forum) Contending with Disciplinarity / Kathleen M. Blee 177 The Past in Our Present: Theorizing the Activist Project of Women's Studies / Bonnie Zimmerman 183 Rethinking Collectivity: Chicago Feminism, Athenian Democracy, and the Consumer University / Judith Kegan Gardiner 191 From Politics to Professionalism: Cultural Change in Women's Studies / Jean C. Robinson 202 Battle-Weary Feminists and Supercharged Grrls: Generational Differences and Outsider Status in Women's Studies Administration / Devoney Looser 211 Taking Account of Women's Studies / Diane Elam 218 Nice Work, If You Can Get It---and If You Can't? Building Women's Studies Without Tenure Lines / Robyn R. Warhol 224 The Politics of "Excellence" / Jeanette McVicker 233 III. In the Shadow of Capital Academic Housework: Women's Studies and Second Shifting / Dale M. Bauer 245 (In)Different Spaces: Feminist Journeys from the Academy to the Mall / Sivagami Subbaraman 258 Analogy and Complicity: Women's Studies, Lesbian/Gay Studies, and Capitalism / Miranda Joseph 267 Institutional Success and Political Vulnerability: A Lesson in the Importance of Allies / Marcia Westkott 293 Life After Women's Studies: Graduates and the Labor Market / Maryanne Dever, Denise Cuthbert, and Lindsey Pollak 312 IV: Critical Classrooms Strangers in the Classroom / Sabina Sawhney 341 "Women of Color in the U.S.": Pedagogical Reflections on the Politics of "the Name" / Minoo Moallem 368 Negotiating the Politics of Experiential Learning in Women's Studies: Lessons from the Community Action Project / Nancy A. Naples 383 What Should Every Women's Studies Major Know? Reflections on the Capstone Seminar / Susan Stanford Friedman 416 Subversive Couplings: On Antiracism and Postcolonialism in Graduate Women's Studies / Laura E. Donaldson, Anne Donadey, and Jael Silliman 438 Afterword: Continuity and Change in Women's Studies / Gloria Bowles 457 Bibliography: Locating Feminism 465 Contributors 491 Index 499

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  • ISBN13: 9780822329503
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 512
  • ID: 9780822329503
  • weight: 953
  • ISBN10: 0822329506

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