Women, Education and the Self: A Foucauldian Perspective

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Overview

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 turban 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.

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"Foucauldian scholarship at its best, working both as a substantive history and as a guide to the genealogical method."—Stephen J. Ball, University of London, Institute of Education, UK
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403901231
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/5/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Maria Tamboukou is with the Centre for Narrative Research in the Social Sciences, University of East London.

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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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