ERIC Number: EJ1101608
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Knowing Feminism: The Significance of Higher Education to Women's Narratives of "Becoming Feminist"
Guest, Carly Joanne
Gender and Education, v28 n3 p471-476 2016
Educational spaces have long provided opportunities for politicisation and activism. However, research into the processes through which students become politicised can often focus on participation in recognised forms of political action, thereby ignoring the multiple factors active in developing a political consciousness. This paper draws on narrative interviews with feminist women to consider the importance of education to their experience of becoming feminist. It considers how, for a particular group of women who were all students or recent graduates of non-STEM disciplines, academic feminism formed an important part of their narrative of becoming feminist. Each of the women referred to having a long-standing feminist inclination, instinct or feeling and indicated that studying academic feminism offered them the tools for reflecting on and articulating this.
Descriptors: Feminism, Higher Education, Interviews, Females, Foreign Countries, Activism, Participation, Political Attitudes, Citizen Participation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom