The 'woman question' and higher education: perspectives on gender and knowledge production in America

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These essays offer fresh insights on the question of the paucity of women in higher education and together form a thoughtful and contemporary response to Lawrence Summers and the ‘Woman Question’ in the twenty-first century.This uniquely interdisciplinary study offers a provocative, contemporary look at the ‘Woman Question’ in relation to higher education at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Leading feminist scholars from a wide variety of perspectives and disciplines — including history, philosophy, education, psychology, sociology, and economics — evaluate the role of biology, discrimination, and choice in rationalizing women’s exclusion from fully participating in the process of knowledge production, as well as examining institutional impediments. Contextualizing arguments against women’s inclusion and including contemporary perspectives on gender, this book offers a rich, multi-layered examination and critical insights into understanding the near universal difficulties that women encounter as they seek to participate fully in the process of knowledge production.This book addresses one of the most compelling topics of our time and speaks to our need to understand the long struggle of women to gain an authoritative voice in higher education and the factors that underlie that struggle. Scholars and researchers of women’s studies, higher education, and a range of humanities and social sciences will find this book a welcome addition to the literature.
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table_of_contents The body in the library / Helen Lefkowitz Hororwitz -- Gender, biology, and the incontrovertible logic of choice / Ann Mari May -- Gender, professional knowledge, and institutional power : women social scientists and the research university / Mary Ann Dzuback -- The missing women in higher education : a case study of culture crossing / Jane Roland Martin -- Women in science, and elsewhere / Virginia Valian -- Are smart men smarter than smart women? : the epistemology of ignorance, women, and the production of knowledge / Carla Fehr -- Re-framing the discussion : how white male supremacy continues to obscure the realities of gender in higher education / Elizabeth Higginbotham -- The faculty time divide / Jerry A. Jacobs.
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title The 'woman question' and higher education perspectives on gender and knowledge production in America
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title_full The 'woman question' and higher education [electronic resource] : perspectives on gender and knowledge production in America / edited by Ann Mari May ; with a foreword by Alice Kessler-Harris
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