Activism among feminist academics: Professionalized activism and activist professionals

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/279983
Title:
Activism among feminist academics: Professionalized activism and activist professionals
Author:
Hart, Jennifer
Issue Date:
2002
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:
While focusing on the professional lives of women faculty, little of the scholarship addresses how faculty women mobilize or how and with whom they create networks in order to work in academe. It is the extraordinary dimension of women who collectively act on and in academe and society in which I am interested. Through an exploratory comparative case study, I seek to understand the relationships and activism of faculty women in order to shed light on what women are doing to address issues of equity and discrimination and on how women succeed. I will use semi-structured individual interviews and document and observational analyses from two Research I feminist faculty grassroots organizations to provide a deeper understanding of how particular feminist faculty organize in a climate that is entrenched in the patriarchy. From this study, I hope to show that feminism and activism can have a meaningful place in the academy. Moreover, I hope to provide examples of what academic feminism looks like. Finally, I hope that this study will make significant recommendations for those in higher education to assist in eroding the patriarchal systems embedded in academe.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Women's Studies.; Education, Higher.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Higher Education
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Rhoades, Gary

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleActivism among feminist academics: Professionalized activism and activist professionalsen_US
dc.creatorHart, Jenniferen_US
dc.contributor.authorHart, Jenniferen_US
dc.date.issued2002en_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.abstractWhile focusing on the professional lives of women faculty, little of the scholarship addresses how faculty women mobilize or how and with whom they create networks in order to work in academe. It is the extraordinary dimension of women who collectively act on and in academe and society in which I am interested. Through an exploratory comparative case study, I seek to understand the relationships and activism of faculty women in order to shed light on what women are doing to address issues of equity and discrimination and on how women succeed. I will use semi-structured individual interviews and document and observational analyses from two Research I feminist faculty grassroots organizations to provide a deeper understanding of how particular feminist faculty organize in a climate that is entrenched in the patriarchy. From this study, I hope to show that feminism and activism can have a meaningful place in the academy. Moreover, I hope to provide examples of what academic feminism looks like. Finally, I hope that this study will make significant recommendations for those in higher education to assist in eroding the patriarchal systems embedded in academe.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectWomen's Studies.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Higher.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHigher Educationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorRhoades, Garyen_US
dc.identifier.proquest3050356en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b42728344en_US
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