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ERIC Number: EJ1058281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-1559-5692
Suturing Together Girls and Education: An Investigation into the Social (Re)production of Girls' Education as a Hegemonic Ideology
Khoja-Moolji, Shenila
Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, v9 n2 p87-107 2015
There seems to be a global consensus that girls' education is a commonsensical solution to issues as wide-ranging as poverty, fertility, human trafficking, and terrorism in the global south. In this article, I inquire into how this common sense about girls' education is produced and sustained. I examine how two radically specific happenings--the shooting of Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan in 2012, and the kidnapping of schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria in 2014--were transformed into events of international concern and how girls' education has come to be proposed as the solution. In doing so, I highlight the histories and the social and political realities that common sense conceals and its implications for the well-being of populations in the global south.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria; Pakistan