Everywhere and Nowhere: Contemporary Feminism in the United States

By Jo Reger | Go to book overview
Save to active project

Acknowledgments

ONE OF THE nice things about finishing a book is having a moment to reflect upon the incredible journey of researching, thinking, writing, and revising, revising, revising. I have had the extraordinarily good fortune to be surrounded by a community of scholars, friends and family who have supported and encouraged me during this entire decade-long project. Some have been constants in my life and others are newly discovered but each is equally treasured.

I began this project in earnest at Oakland University when my then-chair Professor David Maines got all incoming junior faculty a “start-up” research fund. Dave, in his brilliance, realized that social scientists, like those in other fields, need support and so I began my time at Oakland with money to use for travel, transcribing, conferences and other expenses. Oakland University also granted me two summer fellowships, which allowed me to dedicate my time to focusing on my research and writing. The brilliance of one chair was replaced by another, Professor Jay Meehan. Jay listened to my (almost constant) complaints about finding time to write and research and found travel money to allow me to collaborate with colleagues who helped me think through this project. I thank both of these men.

From the start I drew on the scholarly foundation provided by my graduate school advisor Professor Verta Taylor. Because of Verta, and her work with Leila Rupp, I had a breadth and depth of knowledge that was invaluable in puzzling out the direction of contemporary feminism. I also have depended on (as with all my work) my colleague and friend Nancy Whittier for her wise work and words. In other places, I have called her my touchstone and I again invoke this description—thank you, Nancy.

And then there are the colleagues who read my work and offered insightful comments. Thank you to Rachel Einwohner, Stephanie Gilmore, Laura Landolt and Judy Taylor, who all read some version of the work that appears in this book. My pal and colleague, retired Dean Julie Voelck, read every single word of this

-ix-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Everywhere and Nowhere: Contemporary Feminism in the United States
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen
/ 242

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?