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Feminist Pedagogy in Higher Education

Critical Theory and Practice

Tracy Penny Light, Jane Nicholas, and Renée Bondy, editors

Paper 342 pp.

ISBN13: 978-1-77112-114-9

Release Date: August 2015

Online discount: 25%

$38.99  $29.24


In this new collection, contributors from a variety of disciplines provide a critical context for the relationship between feminist pedagogy and academic feminism by exploring the complex ways that critical perspectives can be brought into the classroom.

This book discusses the processes employed to engage learners by challenging them to ask tough questions and craft complex answers, wrestle with timely problems and posit innovative solutions, and grapple with ethical dilemmas for which they seek just resolutions. Diverse experiences, interests, and perspectives—together with the various teaching and learning styles that participants bring to twenty-first-century universities—necessitate inventive and evolving pedagogical approaches, and these are explored from a critical perspective.

The contributors collectively consider the implications of the theory/practice divide, which remains central within academic feminism’s role as both a site of social and gender justice and as a part of the academy, and map out some of the ways in which academic feminism is located within the academy today.

Tracy Penny Light is the executive director of the Centre for Student Engagement and Learning Innovation at Thompson Rivers University, Canada. Recent publications include, Bodily Subjects: Essays on Gender and Health, 1800–2000 with Wendy Mitchinson and Barbara Brookes, and “Fifty Shades of Complexity: Exploring Technologically Mediated Leisure and Women’s Sexuality” with Diana C. Parry.

Jane Nicholas is an associate professor in the Department of Sexuality, Marriage and Family Studies at St. Jerome’s University at the University of Waterloo. She is the author of The Modern Girl: Feminine Modernities, The Body, and Consumer Cul-ture in the 1920s (2015) and the co-editor, with Patrizia Gentile, of Contesting Body and Nation in Canadian History (2013).

Renée Bondy teaches in the Women and Gender Studies program at the University of Windsor. A Canadian historian by training, her writing for the popular press explores topics in women’s history, food culture, and spirituality. She is a regular contributor to the Canadian feminist magazine Herizons.