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ERIC Number: EJ790826
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0954-0253
Femininities/Masculinities and a Sense Self: Thinking Gendered Academic Identities and the Intellectual Self
Clegg, Sue
Gender and Education, v20 n3 p209-221 May 2008
This paper draws on the theoretical resources offered by feminist scholarship to enquire into the discourse of the intellectual and how women do being an academic. My starting points are threefold: Val Hey's interrogation of Butler's work and her emphasis on the importance of sociality; Carrie Paechter's exploration of the available personal sets of masculinities and femininities that modify the "person who is me"; and my own attempts to draw on other traditions in theorising agency and a sense of self. Drawing on these resources I re-read some data on academic identities to explore the potentialities of academic personhood and the discourses associated with the idea of the intellectual as a site of gendered personhood. The position of woman as intellectual is analysed in terms of Beauvoir's assertion "I am a woman" and the paradox of a universal voice and the female sex. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom