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Subject to Fiction: Women Teacher Life History Narratives and Cultural Politics
     

Subject to Fiction: Women Teacher Life History Narratives and Cultural Politics

by Petra Munro
 
Situated within current feminist/poststructuralist theories regarding the 'subject', this book takes seriously the lives of women teachers. Drawing on the life histories of three teachers, it explores their narrative strategies to author themselves as active agents within and against the essentializing discourses of teaching. The complex and contradictory ways in

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Situated within current feminist/poststructuralist theories regarding the 'subject', this book takes seriously the lives of women teachers. Drawing on the life histories of three teachers, it explores their narrative strategies to author themselves as active agents within and against the essentializing discourses of teaching. The complex and contradictory ways in which these women construct themselves as subjects, while simultaneously disrupting the notion of a unitary subject, provide new ways to think about subjectivity, resistance, power and agency. The implications of this reconceptualization for feminist theorizing, curriculum theory and life history research are woven throughout the book.

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Explores the life histories of three women teachers and analyzes their narrative strategies to author themselves as active agents within and against the essentializing discourses of teaching. The complex and contradictory ways in which these women construct themselves as subjects, while simultaneously disrupting the notion of a unitary subject, provide new ways to think about subjectivity, resistance, and agency. The implications of the reconceptualization for feminist and curriculum theory and life history research are woven throughout. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780335200788
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Series:
Feminist Educational Thinking Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.36(d)

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