Emily Abel

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Fall 1980


The following article is a revised version of a paper originally presented at the Second National Women's Studies Association Convention in Bloomington, Indiana, and at a meeting of the Pacific Southwest Women's Studies Association. The Pacific Southwest region introduced a resolution at the 1980 Delegate Assembly calling for NWSA endorsement of policies beneficial to part-time faculty (see Women's Studies Newsletter VIII:3 [Summer 1980], p. 23); the resolution was passed.

I wish to suggest a perspective from which the National Women's Studies Association can discuss the current retrenchment in higher education and the job crisis in particular. Above all, it is vital that we view these issues as a collective concern of this Association, not as a personal problem of some unfortunate and possibly unworthy individuals.



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