Feminism and Intersectionality in Academia: Women's Narratives and Experiences in Higher Education, 1st Edition

  • Stephanie Anne Shelton
  • Jill Ewing Flynn
  • Tanetha Jamay Grosland
  • Published By: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN-10: 3319905902
  • ISBN-13: 9783319905907
  • DDC: 378.0082
  • 210 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2021
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This edited volume explores the diversities and complexities of women's experiences in higher education. Its emphasis on personal narratives provides a forum for topics not typically found in in print, such as mental illness, marital difficulties, and gender identity. The intersectional narratives afford typically disenfranchised women opportunities to share experiences in ways that de-center standard academic writing, while simultaneously making these stories accessible to a range of readers, both inside and outside higher education. It explores the diversities and complexities of women's experiences in higher education and women's hidden and suppressed narratives relating to their experiences in academia; works to contextualize the minimizations of women's emotions within socio-political contexts and proposes to theorize the importance of women's emotional experiences and the ways that those experiences might reshape academia; and argues that diversities present a meaningful and cohesive overall narrative of the complexities of womanhood in academia.