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Title:
Everyday knowledge and uncommon truths : women of the academy
Author:
Christian-Smith, Linda K.
Publication Information:
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xvii, 238 pages ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1400 Lexile.
ISBN:
9780813334608

9780813334615
Format :
Book

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Lately, there has been considerable interest by women in the academy in a discernment process involving an examination of the historically, politically and culturally situated nature of their knowledge of the world, their work in the academy and other activities in which they engage. These examinations, especially in the form of narrative inquiry, life histories and deconstructive language practices such as discourse analysis, figure prominently in breaking silences and giving voice to the many tensions that women experience in the academic workplace and other settings. Everyday Knowledge and Uncommon Truths: Women of the Academy is a thirteen chapter volume which draws on the life experience and varied backgrounds of academic women from the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. Offering diverse perspectives on women's experiences of being and knowing in and outside the academy, contributors draw on a range of critical approaches derived from feminism, poststructuralism, postmodernism, critical education theory, discourse theory and analysis, narrative inquiry and life histories. Topics examined include: the ways home and domestic matters impinge on academic life; the constraints on women becoming educated; the contradictions surrounding teaching and teaching practices; the background factors that shape research and writing; and women's activism within and beyond the academy.


Summary

Lately, there has been considerable interest by women in the academy in a discernment process involving an examination of the historically, politically and culturally situated nature of their knowledge of the world, their work in the academy and other activities in which they engage. These examinations, especially in the form of narrative inquiry, life histories and deconstructive language practices such as discourse analysis, figure prominently in breaking silences and giving voice to the many tensions that women experience in the academic workplace and other settings. Everyday Knowledge and Uncommon Truths: Women of the Academy is a thirteen chapter volume which draws on the life experience and varied backgrounds of academic women from the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. Offering diverse perspectives on women's experiences of being and knowing in and outside the academy, contributors draw on a range of critical approaches derived from feminism, poststructuralism, postmodernism, critical education theory, discourse theory and analysis, narrative inquiry and life histories. Topics examined include: the ways home and domestic matters impinge on academic life; the constraints on women becoming educated; the contradictions surrounding teaching and teaching practices; the background factors that shape research and writing; and women's activism within and beyond the academy.


Table of Contents

Series Editor's Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Referencesp. xvi
1 Feminism in New Timesp. 1
Referencesp. 14
2 Unsettling Academic/Feminist Identityp. 17
Referencesp. 23
3 Her-Story: Life History as a Strategy of Resistance to Being Constituted Woman in Academep. 25
Notesp. 42
Referencesp. 43
4 Strangers in a Strange Land: a Woman Studying Women's Literaciesp. 45
Referencesp. 57
5 The Backlash Factor: Women, Intellectual Labour and Student Evaluation of Courses and Teachingp. 59
Notesp. 78
Referencesp. 81
6 Can Feminist Voices Survive and Transform the Academy?p. 83
Referencesp. 107
7 Deconstructing Feminist Pedagogy: Seeing That Which is Ordinarily Obscured by the Familiarp. 109
Referencesp. 126
Notesp. 126
8 Asian Women Leaders of Higher Education: Stories of Strength and Self Discoveryp. 129
Referencesp. 144
9 Dancing on the Sharp Edge of the Sword: Women Faculty of Color in White Academep. 147
Notesp. 168
Referencesp. 169
10 Negotiating Daily Life in the Academy and at Homep. 175
11 Feeling Blue, Seeing Red, and Turning Fifty: Moving in from the Marginsp. 191
Referencesp. 215
12 Against the Grain: Reflections on the Construction of Everyday Knowledge and Uncommon Truthsp. 219
Referencesp. 230
About the Editors and Contributorsp. 231
Indexp. 235
Series Editor's Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Referencesp. xvi
1 Feminism in New Timesp. 1
Referencesp. 14
2 Unsettling Academic/Feminist Identityp. 17
Referencesp. 23
3 Her-Story: Life History as a Strategy of Resistance to Being Constituted Woman in Academep. 25
Notesp. 42
Referencesp. 43
4 Strangers in a Strange Land: a Woman Studying Women's Literaciesp. 45
Referencesp. 57
5 The Backlash Factor: Women, Intellectual Labour and Student Evaluation of Courses and Teachingp. 59
Notesp. 78
Referencesp. 81
6 Can Feminist Voices Survive and Transform the Academy?p. 83
Referencesp. 107
7 Deconstructing Feminist Pedagogy: Seeing That Which is Ordinarily Obscured by the Familiarp. 109
Referencesp. 126
Notesp. 126
8 Asian Women Leaders of Higher Education: Stories of Strength and Self Discoveryp. 129
Referencesp. 144
9 Dancing on the Sharp Edge of the Sword: Women Faculty of Color in White Academep. 147
Notesp. 168
Referencesp. 169
10 Negotiating Daily Life in the Academy and at Homep. 175
11 Feeling Blue, Seeing Red, and Turning Fifty: Moving in from the Marginsp. 191
Referencesp. 215
12 Against the Grain: Reflections on the Construction of Everyday Knowledge and Uncommon Truthsp. 219
Referencesp. 230
About the Editors and Contributorsp. 231
Indexp. 235

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