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Women, Power, and the Academy
From Rhetoric to Reality
Edited by Mary-Louise Kearney
128 pages, index
ISBN 978-1-57181-247-6 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (February 2001)
ISBN 978-1-57181-248-3 $24.95/£17.00 Pb Published (February 2001)
Many nations affirm the principle of gender equality. As women continue to advance in most walks of life, the impression that equality has been reached and that gender issues no longer pose real problems has naturally gained ground. Yet, many cultural, economic, and social barriers remain. Although as many women as men possess the skills necessary to shape social and economic development, women are still prevented from fully participating in decision-making processes. The papers collected in this volume focus on universities as one of the key institutions providing women with the education and leadership skills necessary for their advancement. Equally important is the role universities play in the shaping of a society's cultural fabric and, consequently, of attitudes towards women and their place in society. Both aspects are examined in this volume on the basis of a number of case studies carried out in western and non-western societies.
Mary-Louise Kearney is a Vice President of the Society for Research into Higher Education and editor of Special Issues editions of the SRHE Journal.
Subject: Gender Studies Educational Studies
Overview: From Rhetoric to Reality
Chapter 1. Why Gender-based Positive Discrimination: Is there a Case?
Chapter 2. Women Graduates in Germany: Towards Empowerment
Chapter 3. The Concept of Empowerment: A Cultural Issue
Chapter 4. Skills and Cultural Context: Their Impact on Women's Empowerment
Chapter 5. Women, Culture and Power-Sharing: The Case of the Arab World
Chapter 6. Empowerment or Power-Sharing? Considerations Based on Gender Equity Research in Brazil
M. D'Avila Neto and C. Simoes Pires
Chapter 7. Empowering African Women through Higher Education
Chapter 8. Empowering Women in the Community: The University's Role
S. Van Der Vynckt
Chapter 9. Culture and Feminine Leadership
Chapter 10. How to Make Universities Gender Aware: The Swedish Experience
B. Olsson and C. Ullenius
Chapter 11. Women in University Power Structures
R. Munford and S. Rumball
Chapter 12. Gender, Culture, and Power-Sharing in Academia
Notes on Contributors
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