A Body of Writing, 1990-1999

A Body of Writing, 1990-1999

by Bronwyn Davies
     
 

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Weaving together her most influential writings of the 1990s, Bronwyn Davies offers a unique engagement with poststructuralism that defies the boundaries between theory and embodied practice. Whereas poststructuralists are often accused of excessive abstraction, Davies' sophisticated and nuanced discussions of subjectivity, agency, epistemology, feminism, and power

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Weaving together her most influential writings of the 1990s, Bronwyn Davies offers a unique engagement with poststructuralism that defies the boundaries between theory and embodied practice. Whereas poststructuralists are often accused of excessive abstraction, Davies' sophisticated and nuanced discussions of subjectivity, agency, epistemology, feminism, and power are embedded in vital depictions of lived experience and empirical research. A renowned scholar of education and gender formation, Davies shows the importance of poststructural perspectives for her own research in classrooms, on playgrounds, with literary texts, and her own life history. Lucid prose—accessible for students and refreshing for researchers and theorists alike—makes postructural concepts usable as conceptual frameworks for interpreting and analyzing the social world.

Editorial Reviews

M/C: A Journal Of Media and Culture
The theoretical and educationalist positioning of A Body of Writing, 1990-1999 render it a useful and insightful text to those studying literary theory, poststructuralist theory or education.
— Francis Vicary, (University of Queensland)
M/C: A Journal Of Media and Culture - Francis Vicary
The theoretical and educationalist positioning of A Body of Writing, 1990-1999 render it a useful and insightful text to those studying literary theory, poststructuralist theory or education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742503229
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.43(d)

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James Cook University, Australia

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