Women's Studies / Studi sulle donne (in italiano):
" multidisciplinary approach to the analysis and understanding of the position and experience of woman in patriarchal societies both past and present. Emerging alongside the growth of the women's liberation movement in the late 1960s, women's studies programmes have been developed and expanded in higher education establishments in Europe and the US. Informed essentially by a commitment to feminist theories, methodologies and practice,women's studies programmes seek, via a woman-centred approach to learning, to challenge the misrepresentation of women found in traditional disciplines, including sociology. The content of women's studies courses has been shaped by feminists working within the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. They have also been shaped by feminists working in the community, particularly in women's organizations. Thus women's studies programmes have emerged out of women's direct experience of and responce to sexual exploitation and oppression. An essential aim of women's studies is to render visible women's engagement with society and culture whilst making explicit the masculine biases under-pinning traditional knowledge. Women's studies programmes seek to challenge all major forms of discrimination and to question the rigid boundaries demarcating one academic subject from another. As such, they provide a radical critique of established academic knowledge and educational practice. The content of such programmes varies but most courses aim to combine a feminist anlysis of women's oppression with the development of practical skills such as assertiveness training. Traditional methods of teaching and assessment are reevaluated in the light of women's needs and links are drawn between theoretical concerns and the daily
experience of women". (Jary David e Jary Julia, Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 1991, Glasgow, Herprer Collins)


Risorse di rete per Women's Studies.
Nel sito troverete numerosi collegamenti a siti e documenti che trattano tematiche femminili.

Nella pagina LINKS troverete oltre 300 collegamenti, divisi per aree tematiche, a tutti i pių importanti siti italiani e stranieri che si occupano di donne.

La pagina ARTICOLI, RICERCHE, CONVEGNI fornisce circa 100 collegamenti alle pių significative ricerche, convegni, articoli... dedicati alle diverse tematiche femminili e presente in rete.

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