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–Sheila O'Connor-Ambrose, Mékell T. Mikell, Swapna Pathak & Laura R. Woliver

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

Chapter 65: Women's Leadership in the Development of Women and Gender Studies

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Women's Leadership in the Development of Women and Gender Studies
Women's leadership in the development of women and gender studies

People with power and resources author, preserve, and teach what is deemed proper scholarship, literature, and culture. Through this process they create a canon of conventional knowledge used in education. A canon contains a group of works from history, culture, science, art, philosophy, and literature, to name a few, considered the most important in the field. Much of the Western canon is required reading for generations of students.

A canon, however, is not forever carved in stone. Fortunately, there have always been ...

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