From Oppression to Grace Women of Color and Their Dilemmas Within the Academy

ISBN-10: 1579221114
ISBN-13: 9781579221119
Edition: 2005
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Description: This book gives voice to the experiences of women of color--women of African, Native American, Latina, East Indian, Korean and Japanese descent--as students pursuing terminal degrees and as faculty members navigating the Academy, grappling with the  More...

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Book details

List price: $32.50
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 9/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

This book gives voice to the experiences of women of color--women of African, Native American, Latina, East Indian, Korean and Japanese descent--as students pursuing terminal degrees and as faculty members navigating the Academy, grappling with the dilemmas encountered by others and themselves as they exist at the intersections of their work and identities. Women of color are frequently relegated--on account both of race and womanhood--into monolithic categories that perpetuate oppression, subdue and suppress conflict, and silence voices. This book uses critical race feminism (CRF) to place women of color in the center, rather than the margins, of the discussion, theorizing, research and praxis of their lives as they co-exist in the dominant culture. The first part of the book addresses the issues faced on the way to achieving a terminal degree: the struggles encountered and the lessons learned along the way. Part Two, "Pride and Prejudice: Finding Your Place After the Degree" describes the complexity of lives of women with multiple identities as scholars with family, friends, and lives at home and at work. The book concludes with the voices of senior faculty sharing their journeys and their paths to growth as scholars and individuals. This book is for all women of color growing up in the academy, learning to stand on their own, taking first steps, mastering the language, walking, running, falling and getting up to run again--and illuminates the process of self-definition that is essential to their growth as scholars and individuals.

Theodorea Regina Berry is Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership, College of Education, Lewis University, Romeoville, IL.

Nathalie Mizelle is Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Studies, the School of Allied Health Sciences, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: What the Fuck, Now What?: The Social and Psychological Dilemmas of Multidimensional Being as a Woman of Color in the Academy
Move on Up a Little Higher: Completing the Terminal Degree
The Journey of an African American Female Chemist-Scholar
My Skin is Brown and I Do Not Wear a Tie: Exploring My Selves as a Southern, Black, Educated, Christian Woman
Bridging Identities: Making Sense of Who We Are Becoming to Be
Watching, My Other Education: Vicarious Learning about Gender and Race in the Professorate
Balancing the Margin is My Center: A Navajo Woman's Navigations through the Academy and Her Community
Transitions: Finding My Voice
In Between China and North America
Both Oppressor and Oppressed: An Asian Indian Woman's Experience within the Academy
Mentoring and Its Role in Scholarly Development
Pride and Prejudice: Finding Your Place After the Degree
Being All Things to All People: Expectations of and Demands on Women of Color in the Legal Academy
The "Intercultural Space" Where Worlds Collide
Sides of the Tenure and Promotion Process: Can I Be a Parental Figure, Scholar, and Spouse?
Perspectives on Negotiating Identity and Profession at a Historically Black College or University
Choosing My Best Thing: Black Motherhood and Academia
Seen, Not Heard: A Conversation on What It Means to Be Black and Female in the Academy
In this Place Where I Don't Quite Belong: Claiming the Ontoepistemological In-Between
Una Lucha de Fronteras (A Struggle of Borders): Women of Color in the Academy
Words of Womanhood Wisdom: Voices of Senior Faculty Who are Women of Color
Critical Race Feminist Foremothering: Multiplicities in the Post 9/11 World
A Nuyorican in the Academy: Lessons Learned
Index

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