Revenge of the Women's Studies Professor

Revenge of the Women s Studies Professor With sharp wit and keen insight Bonnie J Morris opens new perspectives on the gender and generation gaps on campus exploring the negative stereotypes that keep many students from taking women s stud

  • Title: Revenge of the Women's Studies Professor
  • Author: Bonnie J. Morris
  • ISBN: 9780253220622
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Paperback
  • Revenge of the Women's Studies Professor

    With sharp wit and keen insight, Bonnie J Morris opens new perspectives on the gender and generation gaps on campus, exploring the negative stereotypes that keep many students from taking women s studies courses Since 1993, the George Washington University women s history professor has traveled the globe with her one woman play, Revenge of the Women s Studies Professor,With sharp wit and keen insight, Bonnie J Morris opens new perspectives on the gender and generation gaps on campus, exploring the negative stereotypes that keep many students from taking women s studies courses Since 1993, the George Washington University women s history professor has traveled the globe with her one woman play, Revenge of the Women s Studies Professor, engaging audiences from New Zealand to New York in a frank conversation about the backlash against feminism and women s studies This book presents scenes from the original play along with reflections on changing views of gender and sexuality in American society, politics, and popular culture The result is part memoir, part history of our times, and part critique of higher education.

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    1. Korri

      This is not the text of Professor Morris's one-woman show, but illuminates the sad, witty and extraordinary journey that led to her show. Although she is a professor, her writing is free from jargon as she makes a claim for women's studies in a 'progressive' era when men taking her class are derided as 'gay', women are threatened by their husbands for attending her lectures, and she had to pitch her coursework as a way of helping men gain power to teach. After all, 'in-depth familiarity with sex [...]

    2. Vera

      Bonnie J. Morris recounts numerous anecdotes from her university teaching career, focusing mostly on the 80s and 90s. Books like this one are necessary to remind us how far the discipline of women's studies has come and how difficult it was for feminist scholars to legitimize the study of women as cultural, political and economic agents. The narrative concerns various issues around power, gender, sexuality and class played out on American campuses; what I find the most interesting are the storie [...]

    3. Tara

      An interesting series of essays from a women's studies professor on the field of study, and the reactions of students, academics, and the public to that study.

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