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Joan Acker

Joan R. Acker (born March 18, 1924) is an American feminist sociologist, researcher, writer and educator. Acker received her bachelors from Hunter College, her master's from the University of Chicago, and her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. In 1973, Acker founded the Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon. She successfully helped to raise pay wages for low-wage jobs in Oregon, while serving on a state task force from 1981-1983.[1]

Further reading

Works by Joan Acker
  • Class Questions: Feminist Answers. Berkeley: Altamira Press (2005). ISBN 0-7425-4630-6
  • "Different Strategies are Necessary Now." Monthly Review 53:5 (2001).
  • Doing Comparable Worth: Gender, Class, and Pay Equity. Philadelphia: Temple University Press (1989). ISBN 0-87722-621-0
  • with Sandra Morgen and Jill Weight. Stretched Thin: Poor Families, Welfare Work, and Welfare Reform. Ithaca: Ilr Pr (2010). ISBN 0-8014-7510-4


  1. ^ Barbara J. Love (2006). Feminists who changed America, 1963-1975. University of Illinois Press. p. 4.  

External links

  • Joan Acker from the University of Oregon's Department of Sociology
  • Joan Acker from the Center for the Study of Women in Society
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