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Women’s Studies on the Edge [electronic resource].

By: Scott, Joan Wallach.
Contributor(s): Brown, Wendy | Wiegman, Robyn | Salamon, Gayle.
Material type: TextTextSeries: a differences book: Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2008Description: 1 online resource (232 p.).ISBN: 9780822389101.Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women’s Studies on the EdgeDDC classification: 305.4 LOC classification: HQ1180HQ1180.W6878 2008Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Contents; Introduction: Feminism's Critical Edge; I: Over the Edge; The Impossibility of Women's Studies; Feminism, Institutionalism, and the Idiom of Failure; II: Edged Out; Teaching and Research in Unavailable Intersections; Feminism, Democracy, and Empire: Islam and the War of Terror; Transfeminism and the Future of Gender; III: Edging In; Discipline and Vanish: Feminism, the Resistance to Theory, and the Politics of Cultural Studies; Whither Black Women's Studies: Interview; Success and Its Failures; Works Cited; Contributors; Index
Summary: Essays on the future of women''s studies as an academic discipline.
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Contents; Introduction: Feminism's Critical Edge; I: Over the Edge; The Impossibility of Women's Studies; Feminism, Institutionalism, and the Idiom of Failure; II: Edged Out; Teaching and Research in Unavailable Intersections; Feminism, Democracy, and Empire: Islam and the War of Terror; Transfeminism and the Future of Gender; III: Edging In; Discipline and Vanish: Feminism, the Resistance to Theory, and the Politics of Cultural Studies; Whither Black Women's Studies: Interview; Success and Its Failures; Works Cited; Contributors; Index

Essays on the future of women''s studies as an academic discipline.

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CHOICE Review

This reviewer began reading this collection of articles debating the theoretical, practical, and political value of women's studies just as John McCain selected a woman (who opposes most of the goals enunciated by feminists) as his running mate, with at least the partial aim of attracting more women to the ranks of his supporters. The questions posed by this nomination mirror those posed by feminist academics: What has happened to the movement? Is it possible to regain the "edginess" of the program that once was so effective in destabilizing orthodoxies? Or, as the editor asks, who has been "'edged out'" by the category of "women," and what counts as emancipation and for whom? In this volume, a revised, updated, and supplemented version of a well-known and much discussed special issue of differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, a series of academic feminists takes up the challenge, looking at the ways that women's studies programs have failed and the means by which their once revolutionary quality can be regained. An important acquisition for institutions that have (or are in the process of setting up) programs in women's studies, gender studies, or cultural studies. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates and above. N. B. Rosenthal emeritus, SUNY Old Westbury

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<p>Joan Wallach Scott is the Harold F. Linder Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study. Her many books include The Politics of the Veil , Gender and the Politics of History , and Feminists Theorize the Political (co-edited with Judith Butler).<br></p>

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