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The Geopolitics of the Cold War and Narratives of Inclusion

Excavating a Feminist Archive

Authors: Coogan-Gehr, K.

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This book illuminates intricate and unexpected connections among the past of academic feminism, the geopolitics of the Cold War, and the concept of intersectionality as it is articulated in scholarship on and by U.S. women of color.

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KELLY COOGAN-GEHR Lecturer in Women's and Gender Studies Program at Eastern Washington University, USA.

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"Using interviews with former editors and archival materials from the first decade of the interdisciplinary academic journal Signs, Kelly Coogan-Gehr shows how this influential journal dealt with issues related to development studies, Third World women, and US women of color, and how all this was affected by external funding agencies and their policies. The book is quite well written and thoughtful. It deals with important issues and raises many good questions, and was a pleasure to read."

- Marilyn J. Boxer, professor of History emerita, San Francisco State University"Kelly Coogan-Gehr corrects the simple narrative of how women s studies grew out of the women s movement by tracking the first decade ofSigns to reveal how the government, private foundations, and the university interacted with scholars to shape and legitimize certain frames for studying women. The archival research challenges ivory tower notions of our operations by detailing the complexities of sociopolitical and geopolitical factors. I found Coogan-Gehr's historical accounting illuminating and her theoretical presentation engaging. Scholars inside and outside the feminist community will appreciate this methodology for understanding an inquiry into the development of a field." - Elizabeth Higginbotham, Department of Sociology, University of Delaware"A compelling critique that unsettles assumptions about the origin of women s studies and the compatibility of the contemporary university and progressive feminist scholarship."

- Paula J. Giddings, Elizabeth A. Woodson 1922 Professor, Afro-American Studies and editor, Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Origin Stories: A Critique of the Stock Narrative of Feminist Field Formation

    Coogan-Gehr, Kelly

    Pages 1-33

  • Signs and the Geopolitics of Education in the United States

    Coogan-Gehr, Kelly

    Pages 35-51

  • Signs Encounters the Global South

    Coogan-Gehr, Kelly

    Pages 53-86

  • The Politics of Race in US Feminist Scholarship: An Archaeological Approach

    Coogan-Gehr, Kelly

    Pages 87-112

  • Conclusion: Lessons from Signs: Revisiting Feminist Field Formation

    Coogan-Gehr, Kelly

    Pages 113-123

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Geopolitics of the Cold War and Narratives of Inclusion
Book Subtitle
Excavating a Feminist Archive
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Kelly Coogan-Gehr
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-37055-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230370555
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-12045-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29868-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 196
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