Journal / Book Title
Journal of Gender Studies
What happens to feminism in the university is parallel to what happens to feminism in other venues under economic restructuring: while the impoverished nation is forced to cut social services and thereby send women back to the hierarchy of the family, the academy likewise reduces its footprint in interdisciplinary structures and contains academic feminists back to the hierarchy of departments and disciplines. When the family and the department become powerful arbiters of cultural values, women and feminist academics by and large suffer: they either accept a diminished role or are pushed to compete in a system they recognize as antithetical to the foundational values of feminist priorities of social justice. Collaborative work to nurture diversity and interdisciplinarity does not register as individual accomplishment. This paper considers the necessity of this type of academic work to further the vision of a society committed to the collective values espoused by feminism and other areas in social justice.
MSU Digital Commons Citation
Leech, Tamara; Moscowitz, David; Jett, Terri; Carney, Terri; and Savage, Ann, "Diversity in times of austerity: documenting resistance in the academy" (2014). Department of Public Health Scholarship and Creative Works. 80.
Moscowitz, David, Terri Jett, Terri Carney, Tamara Leech, and Ann Savage. "Diversity in times of austerity: documenting resistance in the academy." Journal of Gender Studies 23, no. 3 (2014): 233-246.
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