Academic Feminism Against Itself

  title={Academic Feminism Against Itself},
  author={Robyn Wiegman},
  journal={NWSA Journal},
  pages={18 - 34}
This article focuses on the often-lamented distinction between Women's Studies as an academic entity and feminism as a social movement. Whereas many feminist scholars urge us to return to social movement to counter the forces of institutionalization, I question the assumption that the political future of Women's Studies as a field can be guaranteed by repairing the distinction between academic institutionalization and feminism as a world changing social force. Indeed, I worry more about the… 

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