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History Literature

Living by the Pen: Early British Women Writers

Living by the Pen: Early British Women Writers Dale Spender Teachers College Press 1992 Living By The Pen reclaims the literary heritage of early British women writers from the predominantly male tradition. The contributors include some of the most renowned researchers and writers in this are. Together they provide accessible and useful background material on…

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Education History Sociology

The Knowledge Explosion: Generations of Feminist Scholarship

The Knowledge Explosion: Generations of Feminist Scholarship Dale Spender and Cheris Kramarae Teachers College Press 1992 The Knowledge Explosion documents the problems and possibilities for women’s studies, and exposes the resistance to women’s initiatives, authority and autonomy. Contributors offer insights into debates surrounding the nature of knowledge, the multiple realities of female experience, dominance and…

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History Literature

The Writing or the Sex?: Or Why You Don’t Have to Read Women’s Writing to Know It’s No Good

The Writing or the Sex?: Or Why You Don’t Have to Read Women’s Writing to Know It’s No Good Dale Spender Pergamon Press 1989 In The Writing or the Sex? Spender questions the differences between female and male literature. Taking the view that the difference lies not within the writing itself, but in the response…

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History Literature

Mothers of the Novel: 100 Great Women Writers Before Jane Austen

Mothers of the Novel: 100 Great Women Writers Before Jane Austen Dale Spender Pandora 1986 The printing press was invented in 1450 but it took nearly 300 years before the idea of ‘fiction’ (rather than lying) was accepted. And then it was women who took over the form and made it their own. Not that…

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History

There’s Always Been a Women’s Movement in This Century

There’s Always Been a Women’s Movement in This Century Dale Spender Pandora  1983 Five indomitable women talk to Dale Spender: Dora Russell, Hazel Hunkins Hallinan, Mary Stott, Constance Rover, and Rebecca West. Mary Stott was incredulous when Dale Spender asked her, “Why was there no women’s movement between the suffragettes and the new movement of…

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Education Language

Men’s Studies Modified: The Impact of Feminism on the Academic Disciplines

Men’s Studies Modified: The Impact of Feminism on the Academic Disciplines Dale Spender Pergamon Press 1981 This book is comprised of a number of articles written by women on the impact of feminism on academic disciplines. Fundamental to feminism is the premise that women have been ‘left out’ of codified knowledge, so that the world…

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Technology

Nattering on the Net: Women, Power, and Cyberspace

Nattering on the Net: Women, Power, and Cyberspace Dale Spender Spinifex 1995 Multimedia, the information superhighway and the Internet have changed our world almost beyond recognition. Electronic networks have revolutionized the human relationship to time and space, and have undermined national boundaries. But what of class, race and gender boundaries? Is it true that women…

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History Literature Theory

For the Record: The Making and Meaning of Feminist Knowledge

For the Record: The makingand meaning of feministknowledge Dale Spender The Women’s Press 1985 For the Record is Dale Spender’s own account of the work of feminist writers and theorists of the last twenty years. Her account begins with the publication of Betty Friedan’s pioneering work, The Feminine Mystique, which blew apart the myth of…

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History

Women of Ideas & What Men Have Done to Them

Women of Ideas & WhatMen Have Done to Them Dale Spender Pandora 1982 With characteristic energy, humour and learning, Dale Spender has dug into the hidden past and uncovered shining examples of women’s creativity and intellectual prowess which has been suppressed or stolen by men. Men have removed women from literary and historical records and…

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History

Feminist Theorists: Three Centuries of Women’s Intellectual Traditions

Feminist Theorists: ThreeCenturies of Women’sIntellectual Traditions Dale Spender (eds) The Women’s Press 1983 Feminism was not born in 1968. Yet the work of three centuries of feminist thinkers has been dismissed, distorted or forgotten. Even the names of many of them remain unfamiliar, and few have so much as a mention in history books. Feminist…