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Unfinished Agendas: New and Continuing Gender Challenges in Higher Education


reviewed by Mary Gatta — January 15, 2009

coverTitle: Unfinished Agendas: New and Continuing Gender Challenges in Higher Education
Author(s): Judith Glazer-Raymo
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore
ISBN: 0801888638, Pages: 299, Year: 2008
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Almost a decade after publishing Shattering the Myths: Women in Academe, Judith Glazer-Raymo has organized an exciting new compilation of essays which lay out the “unfinished agendas” that exist in higher education and prevent women from achieving full equity and participation in scholarly professions. In Shattering the Myths, Glazer-Raymo detailed the status of women in the academy from the 1970s onward, noting how policies designed to promote equity had made substantial progress during the latter part of the twentieth century, but significant work remained. Her new book, Unfinished Agendas: New and Continuing Gender Challenges in Higher Education, further contributes to gender equity studies in higher education.    Glazer-Raymo’s framing of this new book calls for a more nuanced and comprehensive analysis of women’s experiences in the academy, especially within a climate that is progressively retreating from gender-equity policies and programs. Glazer-Raymo notes that the “new gender gap”—where women outnumber men at... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 15, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15483, Date Accessed: 10/24/2017 1:49:21 AM

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  • Mary Gatta
    Rutgers University
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    MARY GATA is a Director, Gender and Workforce Policy at the Center for Women and Work, and on the faculty in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations at Rutgers University. Dr. Gatta has published several books, articles, and policy papers. Her latest book, Not Just Getting By: The New Era of Flexible Workforce Development, released from Lexington Press's imprint Press for Change, chronicles groundbreaking thinking and research on new and innovative workforce development initiatives that delivers skills training to single working poor mothers via the Internet. Her book, Juggling Food and Feelings: Emotional Balance in the Workplace, was released from Lexington Press in 2002. In addition to books, Dr. Gatta has published numerous scholarly articles and public policy papers on topics including gender equity in academia, the gender based pay gap, and welfare policy. With Patricia Roos, Dr. Gatta has published on women and the academy, understanding how academia, as a gendered workplace, impacts women’s opportunities to advance in their careers.
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