Released on 2008-02-29Categories Social Science

Doing Women's Studies

Doing Women's Studies

Author: Gabriele Griffin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781848131293

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

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With the expansion of the EU in 2004 and its inclusion now of 25 European countries, the movement of workers across the Continent will affect the employment opportunities of women. But as this up-to-date investigation across nine countries shows, there remain significant differences amongst specific European countries regarding women's education and employment opportunities. Taking 1945 as its historical starting point, this sociological study, based on some 900 questionnaire responses and more than 300 in-depth interviews, explores the complex inter-relationship between women's employment, the institutionalization of equal opportunities, and Women's Studies training. This volume is the first to explore what happens to women who have undertaken Women's Studies training in the labour market. Factors influencing their actual employment experiences include employment opportunities for women in each country, their expectations of the labour market and gender norms informing those expectations, how far equal opportunities are actually enforced and the strength of local women's movements. Doing Women's Studies provides unique information about, and insightful analyses of, the changing patterns of women's employment in Europe; equal opportunities in a cross-European perspective; educational migration; gender, race, ethnicity and nationality; and the uneven prevalence and impact of Women's Studies on the lifestyles and everyday practices of those women who have experienced it. The contributors are prominent feminist researchers from nine European countries. Their findings will be of interest to sociologists and gender studies experts working in the areas of gender, employment, equal opportunities and the impact of education on employment.
Released on 1996-08Categories Social Science

Women's Studies Quarterly

Women's Studies Quarterly

Author: Liza Fiol-Matta

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 1558611614

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

View: 105

This issue of WSQ spotlights educators' efforts to transform the curriculum in community colleges, where women make up the majority of the students and over half of the faculty.
Released on 2004-12Categories Social Science

Women's Studies Quarterly

Women's Studies Quarterly

Author: LaVerne McQuiller Williams

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 1558614869

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 965

From an investigation of the motivations of Andrea Yates to analysis of “Prime Suspect 2,” this far-reaching and groundbreaking issue of WSQ explores why women's issues in the field of criminal justice studies have become increasingly visible in recent years. The articles and essays explore the impact of mandatory sentencing and the war on drugs on women; describe cases where prosecutors use existing drug trafficking and child abuse laws to prosecute women for maternal drug use; and examine the recent HIV epidemic facing incarcerated women. LaVerne McQuiller Williams is an assistant professor of criminal justice at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Released on 2016-01-13Categories Social Science

Teaching Women's Studies in Conservative Contexts

Teaching Women's Studies in Conservative Contexts

Author: Cantice Greene

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317285878

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

View: 540

Women’s Studies is a field that inspires strong reactions, both positive and negative, inside and outside of the classroom. The field, partly due to its activist origins, is often associated with liberal ideology and is therefore chided by students and others who identify as conservative. The goal of this book is to introduce conservative perspectives into the issues of gender, sexuality, race, and power that are topics of teaching and discussion in women’s studies courses. The book also aims to provide examples of pathways by which conservative students and scholars can engage the field of women’s studies, not as opponents, but as contributors. Contributors including administrators, activists, scholar-teachers, artists, and ministers come together in this collection to engage in writing and response and to add their approaches to teaching and administering women’s studies on their campuses.
Released on 2013-02-11Categories Social Science

Women's Studies: The Basics

Women's Studies: The Basics

Author:

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135093884

Category: Social Science

Page: 136

View: 649

Women’s Studies: The Basics is an accessible introduction into the ever expanding and increasingly relevant field of studies focused on women. Tracing the history of the discipline from its origins, this text sets out the main agendas of women’s studies and feminism, exploring the global development of the subject over time, and highlighting its relevance in the contemporary world. Reflecting the diversity of the field, core themes include: the interdisciplinary nature of women’s studies core feminist theories and the feminist agenda issues of intersectionality: women, race, class and gender women, sexuality and the body global perspectives on the study of women the relationship between women’s studies and gender studies. Providing a firm foundation for all those new to the subject, this book is valuable reading for undergraduates and postgraduates majoring in women’s studies and gender studies, and all those in related disciplines seeking a helpful overview for women-centred, subject specific courses.
Released on 2014-08-29Categories Reference

Information Sources in Women's Studies and Feminism

Information Sources in Women's Studies and Feminism

Author: Hope Olson

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110950298

Category: Reference

Page: 211

View: 428

The aim of each volume of this series Guides to Information Sources is to reduce the time which needs to be spent on patient searching and to recommend the best starting point and sources most likely to yield the desired information. The criteria for selection provide a way into a subject to those new to the field and assists in identifying major new or possibly unexplored sources to those who already have some acquaintance with it. The series attempts to achieve evaluation through a careful selection of sources and through the comments provided on those sources.
Released on 2020-04-22Categories Political Science

Introducing Gender and Women's Studies

Introducing Gender and Women's Studies

Author: Diane Richardson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350314528

Category: Political Science

Page: 342

View: 316

At a time where, after decades of progress in gender and sexual rights, people in many parts of the world are facing new forms of resistance and opposition to gender equality, this timely publication confirms the continuing importance and relevance of gender and women's studies. The fifth edition of this best-selling textbook provides a comprehensive overview of key issues and debates in gender and feminist theory. With fully revised chapters written by specialists across a range of core topics including sexuality, race, bodies, family, masculinity, methodologies and migration, this clearly written but rigorous collection examines contemporary debates and provides helpful examples and questions to consider. Furthermore, it continues to reflect the shift from women's studies to gender studies, incorporating coverage of masculinity throughout, as well as discussing live debates such as around global activism, transgender rights and the environment. It continues to be an indispensable resource for students, academics and anyone interested in this lively field. New to this Edition: - A new chapter on gender and migration - Expanded discussion of transgender rights as well as masculinity studies - Brings seven new contributors to the collection; with newly authored chapters on Gender and Environment, Gender and Education, Gender and Sexuality and Gender and Race - Fully revised and updated with new material and new case examples - Greater attention to intersectional approaches and international reach
Released on 1995Categories Social Science

Feminist Foremothers in Women's Studies, Psychology, and Mental Health

Feminist Foremothers in Women's Studies, Psychology, and Mental Health

Author: Phyllis Chesler

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1560247673

Category: Social Science

Page: 578

View: 848

Feminist Foremothers in Women's Studies, Psychology, and Mental Health is by and about the more recent wave of feminist foremothers; those who were awakened in the 1960s and '70s to the realization that something was terribly wrong. These are the women who created the fields of feminist therapy, feminist psychology, and women's mental health as they exist today. The 48 women share their life stories in the hope that they will inspire and encourage readers to take their own risks and their own journeys to the outer edges of human possibility. Authors write about what led up to their achievements, what their accomplishments were, and how their lives were consequently changed. They describe their personal stages of development in becoming feminists, from unawareness to activism to action. Some women focus on the painful barriers to success, fame, and social change; others focus on the surprise they experience at how well they, and the women's movement, have done. Some well-known feminist foremothers featured include: Phyllis Chesler Gloria Steinem Kate Millett Starhawk Judy Chicago Zsuszanna Emese Budapest Andrea Dworkin Jean Baker Miller Carol Gilligan In Feminist Foremothers in Women's Studies, Psychology, and Mental Health, many of the women see in hindsight how prior projects and ideas and even dreams were the forerunners to their most important work. They note the importance of sisterhood and the presence of other women and the loneliness and isolation experienced when they don't exist. They note the validation they have received from grassroots feminists in contrast to disbelief from professionals. Although these women have been and continue to be looked up to as foremothers, they realize how little recognition they've been given from society-at-large and how much better off their male counterparts are. Some foremothers write about the feeling of being different, not meshing with the culture of the time and about challenging the system as an outsider, not an insider. These are women who had few mentors, who had to forge their own way, "hit the ground running." Their stories will challenge readers to press on, to continue the work these foremothers so courageously started.Throughout the pages of Feminist Foremothers in Women's Studies, Psychology, and Mental Health runs a sense of excitement and vibrancy of lives lived well, of being there during the early years of the women's movement, of making sacrifices, of taking risks and living to see enormous changes result. Throughout these pages, too, sounds a call not to take these changes for granted but to recognize that feminists, rather than arguing over picayune issues or splitting politically correct hairs, are battling for the very soul of the world.