Doing feminism: teaching and research in the academy by Joyce R. Ladenson, Mary Anderson, Lisa Fine, Kathleen

By Joyce R. Ladenson, Mary Anderson, Lisa Fine, Kathleen Geissler, Joyce R. Landenson

This attractive choice of papers from the convention on "Revisioning wisdom and the Curriculum" exemplifies the breadth and number of women's stories as a transformative stream. There are chapters on feminist reframings of data, at the flow of feminist rules into particular disciplines, on efforts to grapple with a number of resources of distinction and inequality, and at the means of educating and institutional switch. Doing Feminism offers a reflective approach of celebrating over 20 years of feminist instructing and examine.

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It has also challenged those exclusionary and rigidly hierarchical institutional structures governing admission to the field that reinforced and supported the intellectual devaluation of women's experience. In "Feminizing Psychoanalysis: The Process and Experience of Integrating Feminist Thinking and Practice in a New Psychoanalytic Institute," then, Bernardez chronicles the role of feminist psychoanalysts in the creation of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Council, its institutional structures, and the curriculum of its training institute.

A feminist studies conference cosponsored by the Women's Studies Program and the Modern Literature Conference at Michigan State University and supported in part by the Michigan Council for the Humanities was held in 1990 to explore issues raised by feminist researchers and educators over the twenty year period prior to the conference. Titled, Re-Visioning Knowledge Page 2 and the Curriculum: Feminist Perspectives, the conference represented a reaching out to educators at all levelselementary through universitywho were interested in exploring feminism's practical and conceptual implications.

Elaborating that complex matrix achieves the important goal of "deghettoizing" both feminist thought within sociology and the experience of Page 5 women of color within feminism. For example, incorporating a sensitivity to race in an analysis of the recent debates on the "feminization of poverty" reveals not only how race is at least as powerful determinant of poverty as sex (in fact, the very terms of the debate render the poverty of black men invisible) but also that race determines the characteristics of the experience of poverty in profound ways.

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