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ERIC Number: ED516013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 190
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 0-2306-1853-7
Education and Gendered Citizenship in Pakistan. Postcolonial Studies in Education
Naseem, M. Ayaz
Palgrave Macmillan
"Education and Gendered Citizenship in Pakistan" challenges the uncritical use of the long held dictum of the development discourse that education empowers women. Situated in the post-structuralist feminist position, it argues that in its current state the educational discourse in Pakistan actually disempowers women. Through a systematic examination of the educational discourse in Pakistan, Naseem argues that the educational discourse (through curricula, textbooks, and pedagogical practices) constitutes gendered identities and positions them in a way that exacerbates and intensifies inequalities between men and women on one hand and between the dominant and minority groups on the other. Gendered constitution and positioning of subjects also regulates the relationship between the subjects and the state in a way that women and minorities are excluded from the development and citizenship realms. Finally, Naseem uncovers the mechanisms through which the educational discourse in Pakistan constitutes a militant nationalism and militaristic nationalistic subjects. This book contains the following: (1) Conceptual Framework; (2) Education System and the Educational Policy Discourse in Pakistan; (3) Women and the State in Pakistan: A History of the Present; and (4) Educational Discourse and the Constitution of Gendered Subjectivities in Pakistan.
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Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pakistan