Rooms of Their Own: Women in the Knowledge Economy and Society

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Wednesday, May 2, 2007

In 1929 Virginia Woolf predicted that women in "another century or so," if given the opportunity and rooms of their own, will have "the habit of freedom and the courage to write exactly what we think" and see "human beings in relation to reality." Such opportunities are now more tangible for some, more elusive for others. Rooms of Their Own addresses the features of local and global cultures that encourage and impede women's active, creative, and critical participation in the knowledge economy and society. It considers the situation of women within and beyond the academy to heighten awareness, extend knowledge, and form practical recommendations.