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The Handbook of Feminist Family Studies demonstrates how feminist contributions to family science advance our understanding of relationships among individuals, families, and communities. Bringing together some of the most well-respected scholars in the field, the editors showcase feminist family scholarship, creating a scholarly forum for interpretation and dissemination of feminist work. The Handbook’s contributors eloquently share their passion for scholarship and practice and offer new insights about the places we call home and family. The contributions as a whole provide overviews of the most important theories, methodologies, and practices, along with concrete examples of how scholars and practitioners actually engage in “doing” feminist family studies. Key Features:Examines the influence of feminism on the family studies field, including the many ways feminism brings about a “re-visioning” ...

Activism in the Academy: Constructing/Negotiating Feminist Leadership
Activism in the academy: Constructing/negotiating feminist leadership

Our chapter is a reflective conversation among four feminist family studies/family sociology professors who have held a variety of administrative positions, from chair to director to assistant provost, in their universities. We began the conversation several years ago as we prepared a presentation on feminist academic leadership at the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) conference in 2002. It has continued on and off over the ensuing years, as we struggled with our roles as positional and nonpositional leaders as well as with trying to write about our deeply felt ambivalence as to whether “being a feminist administrator” is really possible and, if so, what difference it can make.

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