Teaching Women's Studies in Conservative Contexts: Considering Perspectives for an Inclusive Dialogue

1st Edition

Cantice Greene

Routledge
Published January 27, 2016
Reference - 166 Pages
ISBN 9781138187108 - CAT# Y226193
Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

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Summary

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.

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