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Speaking As, Speaking For and Speaking With: The Pitfalls and Possibilities of Men Teaching Feminism

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Derek Stanovsky Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Director of Internet Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies Program (Creator)
Institution
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: http://www.library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: This paper explores the possibilities and implications of certain poststructuralist feminisms for the practice of feminist teaching. It is also, in part, a reflection on the author’s experiences in the college classroom as a man occupying the vexed position of male-feminist whose job is to teach about, write about, and speak about feminist philosophies. The issues at stake revolve around the possibility and/or desirability of men teaching feminism. The aim of the paper is to explore the tensions, dynamics, and pedagogical possibilities unique to a classroom setting where feminism in one of its many forms is the topic, the audience is primarily, or even exclusively, women and the instructor is a man.

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Stanovsky, D. (1997) "Speaking As, Speaking For and Speaking With: The Pitfalls and Possibilities of Men Teaching Feminism." Feminist Teacher, vol. 11, no. 1: 10-19, Spring/Summer 1997. Published by University of Illinois Press for the Feminist Teacher Editorial Collective (ISSN: 1934-6034). Permission to archive granted to the author.
Language: English
Date: 1997
Keywords
Feminism, Poststructuralism, male-feminist