Common Ground (Hardcover)
Feminist Collaboration in the Academy
State University of New York Press, 9780791435113, 298pp.
Publication Date: November 13, 1997
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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.
About the Author
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.