Challenging the bias: Academic women organizing for equity A case study of the Association for Women Faculty at the University of Arizona

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Title:
Challenging the bias: Academic women organizing for equity A case study of the Association for Women Faculty at the University of Arizona
Author:
Moore, Roberta Ailene, 1972-
Issue Date:
1998
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This essay focuses on the development and early activism of the Association for Women Faculty, an organization created by and for women faculty and professionals at the University of Arizona. Emphasizing the pay equity struggle engaged by AWF in the early 1980s, this work analyzes the methods used to challenge salary inequities and evaluates the overall outcome of these efforts. Salary inequity in academia has functioned as a mobilizing issue since it affects nearly all women working in higher education. This essay details how the Association for Women Faculty (AWF) at the University of Arizona challenged these inequities and the methods they used to contest institutional discrimination. Through the use of primary historical documents, salary studies, and oral histories, this essay recreates AWF's history and situates this history within the feminist economic theory of the period.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Women's Studies.; Education, History of.; Sociology, Industrial and Labor Relations.; Education, Higher.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Women's Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Dinnerstein, Myra

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleChallenging the bias: Academic women organizing for equity A case study of the Association for Women Faculty at the University of Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorMoore, Roberta Ailene, 1972-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Roberta Ailene, 1972-en_US
dc.date.issued1998en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis essay focuses on the development and early activism of the Association for Women Faculty, an organization created by and for women faculty and professionals at the University of Arizona. Emphasizing the pay equity struggle engaged by AWF in the early 1980s, this work analyzes the methods used to challenge salary inequities and evaluates the overall outcome of these efforts. Salary inequity in academia has functioned as a mobilizing issue since it affects nearly all women working in higher education. This essay details how the Association for Women Faculty (AWF) at the University of Arizona challenged these inequities and the methods they used to contest institutional discrimination. Through the use of primary historical documents, salary studies, and oral histories, this essay recreates AWF's history and situates this history within the feminist economic theory of the period.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectWomen's Studies.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, History of.en_US
dc.subjectSociology, Industrial and Labor Relations.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Higher.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineWomen's Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorDinnerstein, Myraen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1389588en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b38633590en_US
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