Work of the Fellows: Edited Volumes

Women’s Studies for the Future: Foundations, Interrogations, Politics

Edited by Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy (NHC Fellow, 2003–04) and Agatha Beins

New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2005

From the publisher’s description:

Established as an academic field in the 1970s, women’s studies is a relatively young but rapidly growing area of study. Not only has the number of scholars working in this subject expanded exponentially, but women’s studies has become institutionalized, offering graduate degrees and taking on departmental status in many colleges and universities. At the same time, this field—formed in the wake of the feminist movement—is finding itself in a precarious position in what is now often called a “post-feminist” society. This raises challenging issues for faculty, students, and administrators. How must the field adjust its goals and methods to continue to affect change in the future?


Offering innovative models for research and teaching and compelling new directions for action, Women’s Studies for the Future ensures the continued relevance and influence of this developing field.

Subjects
Gender and Sexuality / Women's Studies / Feminism / Women / Politics / Intersectionality / Activism /

Kennedy, Elizabeth Lapovsky (NHC Fellow, 2003–04), ed. Women's Studies for the Future: Foundations, Interrogations, Politics. Edited by Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy and Agatha Beins. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2005.