A Publication of Towson University's Institute For Teaching and Research on Women
Book Description: This collection of original conversations among feminist activists, academics, and recent women's studies students explores how these different "identities" are constructed, overlap, and can also impede collaboration. Contributors discuss the ways in which practicing feminism in the academy and in the community shape their theories of change, as well as the concrete resources and means by which they attempt to work towards gender equity and social justice. The conversations raise compelling questions not only about the relationships between feminist theory and activism, but among other categories of "difference" that significantly impact our life choices and strategic alliances, such as race, class, religion, sexuality, gender identity, disability, and health care. The book was written to be both general reading and as an engaging, accessible text for courses in higher education.
Contributors: Carol Adams, Jill Adams, Devry Becker, Deborah Byrd, Karen Dugger, Luisa Stromer Duprez, Amy Farrell, Rus Ervin Funk, Linda Garber, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Sheila Hassell Hughes, Astrid Henry, Erica Hougland, Molly Kerby, Danielle Kusner, Lynn McAfee, Colleen McKee, Katie McLaughlin, Emily Miller, Melissa Ooten, Emily Paine, Rachel Piazza, Terry Roman, William Ryan, Marilyn Wann, Nancy Whittier.
Institute for Teaching and Research on Women: The Institute for Teaching and Research on Women (ITROW), founded in 1990, has three main purposes:
To promote research on gender and women in all their diversity;
To assist faculty locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally in integrating the scholarship on women and gender into their curricula; and
To advance public education about women and gender.
To accomplish these goals, ITROW publishes curricular materials; conducts and sponsors research projects, international summer institutes, conferences, and professional development workshops; collaborates with community partners; and disseminates research results and scholarship on women.
Alice E. Ginsberg (editor): Dr. Ginsberg is the co-author of Gender in Urban Education (Heinemann, 2004), co-editor of Gender and Educational Philanthropy (Palgrave, 2007), editor of Evolutions in American Women's Studies (Palgrave, 2008), author of Embracing Risk in Urban Education (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011), and co-editor of Difficult Dialogues about 21st Century Girls (forthcoming, SUNY Press, 2012).