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Women, Power, and the Academy: From Rhetoric to Reality

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Women, Power, and the Academy

From Rhetoric to Reality

Edited by Mary-Louise Kearney

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128 pages, index

ISBN  978-1-57181-247-6 25% OFF! $120.00/£85.00 $90.00/£63.75 Hb Published (February 2001)

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Many nations affirm the principle of gender equality. As women continue to advance in most walks of life, the impression that equality has been reached and that gender issues no longer pose real problems has naturally gained ground. Yet, many cultural, economic, and social barriers remain. Although as many women as men possess the skills necessary to shape social and economic development, women are still prevented from fully participating in decision-making processes. The papers collected in this volume focus on universities as one of the key institutions providing women with the education and leadership skills necessary for their advancement. Equally important is the role universities play in the shaping of a society's cultural fabric and, consequently, of attitudes towards women and their place in society. Both aspects are examined in this volume on the basis of a number of case studies carried out in western and non-western societies.

Mary-Louise Kearney is a Vice President of the Society for Research into Higher Education and editor of Special Issues editions of the SRHE Journal.

Subject: Gender Studies Educational Studies


Overview: From Rhetoric to Reality
M-L. Kearney

Chapter 1. Why Gender-based Positive Discrimination: Is there a Case?
B. Khadria

Chapter 2. Women Graduates in Germany: Towards Empowerment
N. Arnhold

Chapter 3. The Concept of Empowerment: A Cultural Issue
R. Muharska

Chapter 4. Skills and Cultural Context: Their Impact on Women's Empowerment
S. Perry

Chapter 5. Women, Culture and Power-Sharing: The Case of the Arab World
A. Bubtana

Chapter 6. Empowerment or Power-Sharing? Considerations Based on Gender Equity Research in Brazil
M. D'Avila Neto and C. Simoes Pires

Chapter 7. Empowering African Women through Higher Education
P. Katjavivi

Chapter 8. Empowering Women in the Community: The University's Role
S. Van Der Vynckt

Chapter 9. Culture and Feminine Leadership
S. Bond

Chapter 10. How to Make Universities Gender Aware: The Swedish Experience
B. Olsson and C. Ullenius

Chapter 11. Women in University Power Structures
R. Munford and S. Rumball

Chapter 12. Gender, Culture, and Power-Sharing in Academia
A. Holden-Ronning

Notes on Contributors

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