Reclaiming <i>the Library Past: Writing the Women In,</i> edited by Suzanne Hildenbrand [Review]

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
James V. Carmichael, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: For nearly a decade, feminist writers have been calling for a more radical analysis of women in the work force, and nowhere does the need seem to be greater than in librarianship, Nel Noddings' review of feminist thought in education, social work, teaching, and the "male" professions is singularly silent about librarianship1; Christina Baum's content analysis of feminist writings in librarianship classifies most of them with liberal rather than radical thought2; and Roma Harris' warnings about the devaluation of caring as a professional tenet in librarianship have gone more or less unheeded.3 Although at least one notable historical monograph on the contributions of library women has appeared since 1986, its purpose is not didactic.4

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Journal of Education for Library and Information Science Education 37: 391-94.
Language: English
Date: 1996
Women, Gender issues, Librarians, Librarianship, History, Genders and professions

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