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ERIC Number: EJ834699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
Gender, "Symbolic Domination", and Female Work: The Case of Teacher Education
Dillabough, Jo-Anne
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v26 n2 p127-148 Jun 2005
In this article I explore the part played by liberal democratic ideology in the regulation of female work, in particular, the work of women teacher educators and contract researchers in British and Canadian teacher education departments. My goal is to examine the relationship between symbolic notions of female domesticity and service as they have been expressed in liberal understandings of the nation state across time, together with accounts of contemporary working life as described by differently positioned women workers in teacher education. Central to the argument I make is the assertion that women's work and its symbolic representation in teacher education constitute powerful symbolic elements in the ongoing regulation of women as non-citizens. In following the work of feminist political theorists and cultural sociologists, I also examine the cultural, material, and social power of historicized visions of the female as "domestic servant", as daughter of the nation state, and as "deviant non-citizen" as they are reflected in the contemporary working lives of women teacher educators. (Contains 16 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United Kingdom