Common Ground: Feminist Collaboration in the Academy

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Elizabeth G. Peck, JoAnna Stephens Mink
SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1998 - Social Science - 298 pages
Placed within the context of the academic environment, this multi-focused book identifies students as active contributors and learners; faculty as researchers, teachers, and learners; and administrators as a synthesis of all three modes of collaboration. While focusing on the mutuality of educational enterprises, Common Ground raises provocative questions about the dynamics of gender and cooperation at various levels of academia. It reveals the transformative power of collaboration by challenging traditional notions of single authorship and beliefs about knowledge as individually owned and acquired. By offering different perspectives on feminism and collaboration, this book establishes the basis for re-thinking Romantic notions about creativity, re-conceptualizing conventional ideas regarding competition, and re-reading traditional hierarchies and authoritarian relationships.
 

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Contents

Educate Organize and Agitate
11
Beyond Feminism
31
Writing against the Romantic Grain
51
In League with Each Other
63
Whats Feminist about It?
81
SelfConnection Shared
99
The Role of Talk in the Writing Process of Intimate Collaboration
123
MergeEmerge
141
Common Ground Difficult Terrain
173
Collaborative Leadership
193
Reflections on Scholarly Collaboration
209
Going against Nature?
227
Revisioning Space
249
Feminist Theory and Practice and the Pedantic IEye
269
Biographical Notes
283
Index
289

Lesbian Collaboration and the Choreography of Desire
155

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Elizabeth G. Peck is Associate Professor of English at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

JoAnna Stephens Mink is Associate Professor of English at Mankato State University. She is the coeditor of Communication and Women s Friendships: Parallels and Intersections in Literature and Life; The Significance of Sibling Relationships in Literature; and Joinings and Disjoinings: The Significance of Marital Status in Literature.

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