Feminisms and Educational Research [NOOK Book]

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Feminist theory has come a long way from its nascent beginnings—no longer can it be classified as “liberal,” “socialist,” or “radical.” It has shaped and evolved to take on multiple meanings and forms, each distinct in its own perspective and theory. In Feminisms and Educational Research, the authors explore the various forms of feminisms, tracing their history and their relation to gendered knowledge and identity. Unlike other books on feminism, the authors do not attempt to push that a particular theory is more...
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Feminisms and Educational Research

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Overview

Feminist theory has come a long way from its nascent beginnings—no longer can it be classified as “liberal,” “socialist,” or “radical.” It has shaped and evolved to take on multiple meanings and forms, each distinct in its own perspective and theory. In Feminisms and Educational Research, the authors explore the various forms of feminisms, tracing their history and their relation to gendered knowledge and identity. Unlike other books on feminism, the authors do not attempt to push that a particular theory is more correct than another, but rather they give a complete overview of each of the forms of feminism.
The authors then couple the philosophical and theoretical ideas of western feminisms with the aims and conduct of educational research, exploring how they interact and influence each other. Focusing on more recent feminists, both in education and related disciplines, the book highlights illustrative examples from research to form a basis of understanding how the different feminisms have changed education.
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Meet the Author

Wendy R. Kohli is professor of educational studies at Fairfield University.

Nicholas C. Burbules is Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor of educational policy, organization, and leadership studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
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Table of Contents

Series Preface

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: What is Feminism?

Chapter 3: Philosophical Concerns and Commitments

Chapter 4: Feminist Inquiry

Chapter 5: Feminist Educational Research

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2012

    highly recommended--this book is excellent!

    a highly readable exploration of various types of feminisms (hence the plural) and their underlying philosophical and theoretical underpinnings; and an explication of how these impact educational research. Wendy Kohli's work is an important contribution to the field.

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