New Frontiers In Women's Studies: Knowledge, Identity And by Mary Maynard, June Purvis

By Mary Maynard, June Purvis

In response to the 1994 Women's stories community convention, this article unearths the variations which proceed to form women's ideals and stories. It contains debates on ladies and nationalisms, girls and social coverage, sexuality, black stories and ethnic experiences, ladies and schooling, ladies and cultural construction and women's reports and gender reports. the quantity contains chapters by means of Diana Leonard, Bunie Matlanyane-Sexwale and bel hooks.

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White Women’s Studies practitioners need to be aware of such pitfalls. We certainly cannot claim to be absolved or to be immune from their implications. Note I am grateful to Haleh Afshar, Waqar Ahmad and Bob Coles for comments on an earlier draft of this chapter. 1 The use of terms such as ‘Black’ and ‘Third World’ are inherently problematic. They serve to homogenize very diverse groups and raise questions as to whose definitions are being used and to what purpose. In this chapter I use such terminology to identify the challenge mounted by diverse groups to the unproblematized hegemony of white Western women’s perspectives and accounts.

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