ERIC Number: EJ904684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 22
"Beware! This Is a Man!"
Highberg, Nels P.
Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, v20 n2 p157-170 2010
In this article, the author intends to focus on the ruptures that sometimes emerge when his outsider and insider identities clash, shift places, or simply exist together in the classrooms he inhabits as teacher. He provides what Jerrie Cobb Scott calls an extended "think about" where he unpacks his own uncritical dys-consciousness and how it has affected his teaching, paying most attention to his "somatic mind," the belief, as Kristie S. Fleckenstein puts it, in "mind and body as a permeable, intertextual territory that is continually made and remade". In this article, he intends to examine the interplay that exists between student conceptions of his various identities and his own understanding of those same physical and mental identities. He conducts this analysis to comprehend more deeply how his specific presence as instructor influences what happens in his classrooms with his students. (Contains 6 notes.)
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Student Attitudes, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Social Attitudes, Homosexuality, Womens Studies, College Faculty, Social Bias, College Students, Racial Factors, Identification (Psychology), Males, Stereotypes
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Education Level: Higher Education
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