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ERIC Number: EJ819311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
The Feminist Imagination and Educational Research
Weiler, Kathleen
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v29 n4 p499-507 Dec 2008
This article discusses the impact of second-wave feminism on educational research with a focus on developments in the USA. It expands on the themes raised in the other articles in this issue of "Discourse" by considering the political nature of feminist educational research questions beginning in the 1970s and continuing to the contemporary world. The guiding theme of the article is to consider the meaning of the second-wave claim that the personal is political in its manifestations in the women's movement of the late 1960s and 1970s, and its application to educational research as feminist concerns were translated into the academy. It then considers the ways that feminist poststructural research both continues the political concerns of second-wave feminism and troubles them. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Language: English
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