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Renée T. White

In: Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook

Chapter 62: Women's Leadership in the Development of African American Studies

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Women's Leadership in the Development of African American Studies
Women's leadership in the development of African American studies

The story of the emergence of African American Studies within the United States in the 1960s is a story that challenges conventional wisdom concerning the development of academic disciplines. Institutions of higher education are charged with the creation, documentation, and dissemination of knowledge. Traditionally, Studies reflect the core methodological, conceptual, and theoretical threads of a particular discipline. It is taken for granted that new disciplines and fields of specialization only emerge when trained scholars who share some ...

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