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A Community of Disagreement: Feminism in the University (Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education) Paperback – March 13, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-1433117305 ISBN-10: 1433117304 Edition: First printing

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Product Details

  • Series: Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education (Book 431)
  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.; First printing edition (March 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1433117304
  • ISBN-13: 978-1433117305
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,847,279 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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«‘A Community of Disagreement’ is a provocative, original, compelling critique of the institutionalization of feminism in the university from a perspective that remains sympathetic to feminist thought and politics […] As a theoretically sophisticated approach to much-debated questions that have plagued academic feminism and the university more broadly for the past thirty years, the book is refreshing, timely, and persuasive.» (Lynne Huffer, Emory University, Author of ‘Mad for Foucault’)
«Danielle Bouchard boldly interrogates feminism’s ambivalent location within the neoliberal university, urging us to invigorate our postcolonial theorizations of difference and disciplinarity in the context of globalized feminist knowledge production. ‘A Community of Disagreement’ passionately challenges us to seek a responsible future for feminism that lies in the form of a tenacious committed critique, rather than an argument for exceptionalism. The implications of Bouchard’s argument are salient to all scholars committed to interdisciplinary and political academic work.» (Jigna Desai, University of Minnesota)

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Danielle Bouchard is Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amy Brandzel on April 25, 2012
Format: Paperback
It's rare to have a book and an author take on the discipline of Women's Studies, in all of its messiness and complexities. But Dr. Bouchard honors the field by challenging it head on. We need to read this, and we need to take on her challenges as exciting opportunities to have serious debates about the legacies of race, imperialism, and white privilege in Women's Studies. And I think it would behoove many other fields of study as well, such as Ethnic Studies and GLBT Studies as they no doubt suffer from similar logics. It's not an easy read - that I will admit - but it's worth it, and she's been essential to my own work, for which I am grateful.
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