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Author Sartorius, Kelly C., author.

Title Deans of women and the feminist movement : Emily Taylor's activism / Kelly C. Sartorius
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014


Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 252 pages)
Series Historical studies in education
Historical studies in education.
Contents 1. Visions of Economic Citizenship -- 2. Practicing Political Citizenship -- 3. Unlocking Women's Autonomy -- 4.A World without Parietals -- 5. The Dean of Women in the Age of Protest -- 6. From Quiet Activism to Radical Tactics -- 7. From Deans to Presidents
Summary "Deans of Women and the Feminist Movement explores the life of Emily Taylor, Dean of Women at the University of Kansas, who belied the stereotype of an administrator bent on discipline, following a line of feminist Midwestern deans and fostering feminism before the women's liberation movement. Early deans in this period brought labor feminism to student affairs, building career skills for college women through a national network over two hundred thousand students strong by the mid-1960s. In the nineteen-fifties, Taylor taught students autonomy, even when they resisted it. She peeled back parietal rules, enacted sex education, counseled unplanned pregnancies and rape victims, while also supporting civil rights, calming New Left student protest, and fusing her work with radical feminists. She brought "deaning" to the national stage at the American Council on Education where she doubled women college presidents in a decade. Taylor's story shows the feminist history in student affairs, and how feminist deans foregrounded women's studies and created professional preparation for college women to combine marriage, motherhood and paid work"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Taylor, Emily, 1915-2004.
SUBJECT Taylor, Emily, 1915-2004 fast
Subject Women deans (Education) -- Biography
EDUCATION -- Administration -- General.
EDUCATION -- Higher.
EDUCATION -- History.
HISTORY -- United States -- 20th Century.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)
Women deans (Education)
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2014024358
ISBN 9781137481344