Women, Education and the Self: A Foucauldian Perspective

Women, Education and the Self: A Foucauldian Perspective

by M. Tamboukou
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1403901236

ISBN-13: 9781403901231

Pub. Date: 09/09/2003

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

Maria Tamboukou links Foucauldian ideas to feminism and education. Its central argument is that the Foucauldian notion of 'technologies of the self' needs to be gendered and contextualized. This argument is pursued through a genealogical analysis of autobiographical texts of women educators in the UK at the turn of the nineteenth century. This is a new theoretical

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Maria Tamboukou links Foucauldian ideas to feminism and education. Its central argument is that the Foucauldian notion of 'technologies of the self' needs to be gendered and contextualized. This argument is pursued through a genealogical analysis of autobiographical texts of women educators in the UK at the turn of the nineteenth century. This is a new theoretical approach, since Foucault's work has proved to be of great interest to feminist scholars but as yet, his theories have only intermittently been used in educational feminist work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403901231
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
09/09/2003
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction: Situated Histories of the Female Self Feminist Genealogies in the Writing of the Self Spacing the Female Self: Tracing Heterotopias Erasing Sexuality From the Blackboard? Genealogies as Histories of the Present Technologies of the Female Self Notes Bibliography

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