Feminism in Action
Building Institutions and Community through Women's Studies
By Jean Fox O'Barr
Foreword by Kristin Luker
316 pp., 6.125 x 9.25
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4439-7
Published: April 1994
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About the Author
Jean Fox O'Barr is the founding director of women's studies at Duke University, holding the Margaret Taylor Smith Directorship, the first endowed Directorship in the US. She is now a Distinguished University Service Professor. Her books include Engaging Feminism: Students Speak Up and Speak Out.
For more information about Jean Fox O'Barr, visit the Author Page.
"The book's value lies as much in its autobiographical as in its didactic elements, revealing a woman who wove the strands of necessity into the opportunity for both self-development and the empowerment of others."--Choice
"By taking Women's Studies curricula and classrooms as models, Jean O'Barr eloquently documents the ways that inclusivity and student-centered learning are necessarily linked. Anyone in higher education who is concerned with answering critics' charges that faculty do not care about educating students will have much to learn from this splendid account of creative teaching, learning, and institution-building."--Marcia Westkott, University of Colorado at Boulder