Women in Higher Education: An Encyclopedia (Hardback)
  • Women in Higher Education: An Encyclopedia (Hardback)

Women in Higher Education: An Encyclopedia (Hardback)

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Hardback 637 Pages / Published: 13/12/2002
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The only comprehensive encyclopedia on the subject of women in higher education.

* A-Z entries are divided into nine major content sections, each preceded by a topical overview designed to provide a broad introduction to the area. Major sections include Historical and Cultural Contexts, Gender Theory and the Academy, Feminism in the Academy, Women in the Curriculum, and Women and Higher Education Policy

* Over 50 contributors represent broad and diverse views of the complex and evolving role of women in higher education

* Two appendixes provide an overview of available references for further research: Women's Studies Research Resources and Colleges Identifying Themselves as Women's Colleges

* A complete cross referenced bibliography of all sources is noted in individual entries

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781576076149
Number of pages: 637
Weight: 1355 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 36 mm

"Researchers looking for a feminist slant in the reference literature on education will find it here. Designed for scholars, students and 'first-time inquirers,' this volume aims to record 'the knowledge gained from a half-century of intensive research relating to women in higher education' . . . The 'explicitly feminist approach' sets this volume apart . . . and makes it worth considering for education and women's studies collections in academic libraries." - Booklist
"This work is an inspiring addition to both resources in higher education as well as women's studies resources. It is highly recommended in university reference collections." - American Reference Books Annual
"Women in Higher Education is able to provide an overarching perspective on the topic . . . a valuable work that helps the reader understand the stride made, as well as the continuing barriers facing women in academic life. College and university libraries, especially those supporting gender and women studies programs, will find it a valuable purchase." - Against the Grain
"Women in HIgher Education is a real achievement and a worthy addition to academic libraries." - Feminist Collections
"Readers seeking recent information on a variety of topics about women in higher education in the United States will benefit from this book. . . . Women in Higher Education deserves a place on one's bookshelves." - The Journal of Higher Education

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