Reconsidering Knowledge: Feminism and the Academy

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Reconsidering Knowledge: Feminism and the Academy

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How has feminist thinking shaped what we know? Emerging from the lecture series “Feminist Knowledge Reconsidered: Feminism and the Academy,” held at York University in 2009, Reconsidering Knowledge 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. Connecting early stories of women who defied their exclusion from knowledge creation to contemporary challenges for feminism in universities, this collection assesses how feminist knowledge has influenced domi- nant thinking and transformed teaching and learning. It also focuses on the challenges for feminism as corporatization redefines the role of universities in a global world. The essays reflect on both historical and contemporary themes from a diversity of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, but are united in their exploration of how feminism’s continuing contribution to knowledge remains significant, even fundamental, to the transformation of knowledge in the academy and in our world.

ISBN

9781552664766

Publication Date

2-2012

Publisher

Fernwood Publishing

City

Black Point, Nova Scotia

Keywords

Feminism and higher education; Feminist theory; Education, Higher

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Luxton, Meg, and Mary Jane Mossman. Reconsidering Knowledge: Feminism and the Academy. Black Point, NS: Fernwood Publishing, 2012. Print.

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