Title

Women's Studies on the Edge

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

2009

Publication Title

Thirdspace: A Journal of Feminist Theory & Culture

Volume

8

Issue

2

Pages

1-2

Abstract

Women's Studies on the Edge engages with the state of Women's Studies as a discipline in the early twenty-first century. In her introduction to the collection, editor Joan Wallach Scott argues that during the 1990s "feminism began to lose its critical edge," due to both internal and external pressures on institutionalized Women's and Feminist Studies programs (6). This collection of writings attempts to restore this edge, both through its vision of feminism "not as a set of prescriptions but as a critical stance" (6) and by asking incisive questions about the current shape – and even the necessity – of the discipline.

Comments

Open Access Policy -- Thirdspace: A Journal of Feminist Theory & Culture:

Our priority is enabling the publication of widely accessible feminist scholarship within the modern climate of a profit-driven and competitive publishing industry. To that end we have chosen an open-access model of online publishing that removes the significant financial and institutional barriers to access to scholarly publications.

Original Publication Citation

Groeneveld, E. (2009). Women's studies on the edge. Thirdspace: A Journal of Feminist Theory & Culture, 8(2), 1-2.

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