Equity and How to Get It: Rescuing Graduate Studies


Edited by Kay Armatage

252 Pages
March 11, 1999

This special collection of papers offers a variety of critiques of the current state of equity in post-secondary educational institutions, specifically at the graduate level, and challenges the patriarchal Eurocentrism of the traditional academic canon which has bee a cornerstone of equity theory. This volume is edited by Kay Armatage and contributors to the volume are: William Haver, Juanita Westmoreland-Traoré, Patricia Monture Angus, Alison Young, Erica Meiners and Jodi Jensen, Kofi Asare, Irina Zherebkina, Hildegard Maria Nickel, Warren Crichlow, Roberta Lamb, Jamie-Lynn Magnusson, Terry Provost, Kathleen Rockhill and George Dei.

Kay Armatage (Associate Professor, Cinema Studies and Women¹s Studies; Director, Graduate Collaborative Program in Women’s Studies, University of Toronto). Co-Editor, Gendering the Nation: Canadian Women’s Cinema (University of Toronto Press, 1991); author, Nell Shipman (in preparation). Research: women filmmakers of the silent era.


Kay Armatage

1. Equity

Another University, Now: A Practical Proposal for a New Foundation of the University
William Haver 

Educational Equity: No Turning Back
Juanita Westmoreland-Traoré 

Linking Employment and Educational Equity
Allison Young

Race and Equity in the Academy
George J. Sefa Dei

Symbolic Equity: Disability in Higher Education
Kathleen Rockhill 

Selected University Experiences: A Preliminary Discussion of Equity Initiatives for Aboriginal Peoples
Patricia Monture Angus 

2. Re-Loading the Canon

Making Que(e)ried Bodies? The Politics and Practices of Special Topics
Jodi Jensen and Erica Meiners 

Institutionalizing Postcolonial Studies
Kofi Asare 

Women’s Studies in Post-Soviet Totalitarianism: Between Institutionalization and Realpolitics
Irina Zherebkina 

Bitter-Sweet Fruits: Professionalization of Women¹s Studies and Gender Research in the Former GDR
Hildegard Maria Nickel

3. Pedagogy

The (Un)Specified We: (Re)Creating (Di)Visions Through Words
Terry Provost

The Evaluation of University Teaching: Exploring the Question of Resistance
Jamie-Lynn Magnusson 

“I Never Really Thought About It”: Master/Apprentice as Pedagogy in Music
Roberta Lamb 

Be Like Who? On Race, Role Models and Difference in Higher Education
Warren Crichlow


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