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Book looks at how feminist thinking has shaped what we know

Book looks at how feminist thinking has shaped what we know

How has feminist thinking shaped what we know? Osgoode Hall Law Professor Mary Jane Mossman and York women’s studies Professor Meg Luxton examine that question in their new co-edited book, Reconsidering Knowledge, launching Friday.

The launch will take place March 23, from 2 to 3:30pm, Founders Senior Common Room, 305 Founders College, Keele campus.

Reconsidering Knowledge (Fernwood Publishing) also explores current ideas about feminism in relation to knowledge, education and society, as well as the future potential for feminist research and teaching in the university context. It emerged from the Feminist Knowledge Reconsidered: Feminism and the Academy lecture series held at York University in 2009.

Connecting early stories of women who defied their exclusion from knowledge creation to contemporary challenges for feminism in universities, this collection assesses how feminist knowledge has influenced dominant thinking and transformed teaching and learning.

Mary Jane Mossman

It also focuses on the challenges for feminism as corporatization redefines the role of universities in a global world. The essays reflect on both historical and contemporary themes from a diversity of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. These essays are united in their exploration of how feminism’s continuing contribution to knowledge remains significant, even fundamental, to the transformation of knowledge in the academy and in our world.

Meg Luxton

Mossman, director of feminist legal studies at the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies, is the author of The First Women Lawyers: A Comparative Study of Gender, Law and the Legal Professions (Hart Publishing, 2006). Luxton is also the co-editor of Neoliberalism and Everyday (McGill-Queens University Press, 2010).

The event co-sponsors include Professor Enakshi Dua, director of York’s Centre for Feminist Research, and Professor Sonia Lawrence, director of Osgoode’s Institute for Feminist Legal Studies.

Republished courtesy of YFile– York University’s daily e-bulletin.