ERIC Number: EJ759746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 39
Foucault, Feminists and Funders: A Study of Power and Policy in Feminist Organisations
English, Leona M.
Studies in the Education of Adults, v37 n2 p137-150 Aut 2005
The article explores the relationships of feminist organisers with government policy makers and within their own organisations. Based on a qualitative study of eight directors and eight board members of grassroots feminist organisations, this paper examines how the funder (State) and the women (executive directors and board members) interact and exercise power. Using a Foucauldian post-structuralist lens, the article contributes to an understanding of power, discourse, policy, and learning.
Descriptors: Public Policy, Feminism, Accountability, Organizations (Groups), Activism, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Adult Educators, Adult Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada