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The Reorder of Things: The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference

Roderick A. Ferguson


In the 1960s and 1970s, minority and women students at colleges and universities across the United States organized protest movements to end racial and gender inequality on campus. African American, Chicano, Asian American, American Indian, women, and gay and lesbian activists demanded the creation of departments that reflected their histories and experiences, resulting in the formation of interdisciplinary studies programs that hoped to transform both the university and the wider society beyond the campus. This book traces and assesses the ways in which the rise of interdisciplines—department ... More

Keywords: minority students, women students, colleges, universities, racial inequality, gender inequality, ethnicity, student movements, cultural studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780816672783
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816672783.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roderick A. Ferguson, author
Professor of African American and Gender and Women's Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago