Women's Words is the first collection of writings devoted exclusively to exploring the theoretical, methodological, and practical problems that arise when women utilize oral history as a tool of feminist scholarship. In thirteen multi-disciplin ary esays, the book takes stock of the implicit presuppositions , contradictions, and prospects of oral history at the hands of feminist scholars.
Sherna Berger Gluck coordinates the oral history program at California State University where she also teaches women's studies. She is the author of From Parlor to Pris on and Rosie the Riveter Revisited: Women, The War and Social Change.
Daphne Patai is Professor of Women's Studies and of Portuguese at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is the author of The Orwell Mystique: A Study In Male Ideology and Brazilian Women Speak: Contemporary Life Stories.