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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” ...

Keeping the Feminist in Our Teaching: Daring to Make a Difference
Keeping the feminist in our teaching: Daring to make a difference

Feminist teaching involves living the politics of how we theorize educational and social relations among learners. Unlike the hierarchy demanded in patriarchal “manmade” pedagogy, feminist teaching builds spaces to share authority and power for all participants to work together to create communities of meaning and action (Fisher, 2001; Sanchez-Casal & Macdonald, 2002). Feminist teaching is participatory and relational, providing class members, broadly defined, opportunities to engage in self- reflexive and communal ways of critiquing and constructing knowledge (Blaisure & Koivunen, 2003). Feminist teaching is radical because it removes the boundary between students' lives and the world “out there” (Sanchez-Casal & Macdonald, 2002). To help ...

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