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ERIC Number: EJ1149344
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2327-3585
The Amazing Story of How "Women" Conquered It All: The Production of Gender Scripts in the Chilean Curricular Documents of History and Social Studies
Errazuriz, Valentina
Journal of International Social Studies, v6 n2 p4-20 2016
This article explores the construction of the category "Woman" in the official history and social studies curricular documents distributed by the Chilean Ministry of Education to all public and charter schools in 2014. It answers two major questions: what are the characteristics and acceptable gender performances of the category "Woman" in these Chilean curricular documents? Are there differences in the expected/acceptable performances of "Woman" according to her categories of ethnicity/race or social class? I will argue that these curricular documents construct a historical narrative where two archetypal categories represent possible, oppressive gendered citizens. Students that wish to be identified as "Woman" will be able to read these categories as scripts for gender performance. The objective of this paper is to disrupt untroubled "inclusive" historical narratives. A bibliography is included.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Chile
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