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ERIC Number: EJ1057658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
"Not Everything That the Bourgeois World Created Is Bad": Aesthetics and Politics in Women Workers' Education
Tamboukou, Maria
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v36 n3 p424-436 2015
In this paper, I look into the papers of Fannia Cohn, an immigrant labour organizer, who served the Education Department of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) between 1918 and 1962 and became one of its few women vice-presidents. As an internationally recognized figure in the history of workers' education, Cohn left a rich body of labour literature, wherein art is central in the ways she conceptualized, designed and organized women workers' educational programmes and curricula, as well as cultural activities for more than 50 years. For Cohn, however, art and politics were tightly interwoven in what I have called the "artpolitics assemblage" of women garment workers' life and work. It is entanglements between ethics, aesthetics and politics, considered in the light of the Rancièrian notion of "the distribution of the sensible," that I discuss in this paper.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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