Women’s studies

  • Mary E. Hunt
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Abstract

Women’s studies has emerged as a new field of study, in some instances a new program or department, in the past twenty years. It is still young and changing; indeed, in many instances it has been subject to such intense backlash that it is out of existence already, morphed into gender studies or in some other way forced to back away from an explicit commitment to women’s well-being. Women’s studies acts as a border field, and lends itself readily to interdisciplinary learning. Women’s studies courses treat issues from a perspective that is implicitly or explicitly feminist, multicultural, and respectful of difference.

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