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ERIC Number: EJ998108
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0258-2236
The Potential of Critical Feminist Citizenship Frameworks for Citizenship and Social Justice in Higher Education
Bozalek, Vivienne; Carolissen, Ronelle
Perspectives in Education, v30 n4 p9-18 Dec 2012
There is a paucity of South African literature that uses feminist critical approaches as a conceptual tool to examine intersections of social justice and citizenship. This article aims to address this gap by examining the potential of critical feminist approaches to transform conceptions of citizenship in higher education. It outlines how traditional normative frameworks of citizenship can be contested by drawing on feminist approaches. More specifically, the article focuses on feminist contributions regarding ontological constructions of human beings as citizens, the public-private binary, the politics of needs interpretation, participatory parity and belonging, illuminating these concepts with illustrative examples from the higher education context. The article concludes by suggesting recommendations based on the identified feminist conceptions. (Contains 1 table and 1 endnote.)
Perspectives in Education. Faculty of Education, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa. Fax: +27-51-401-7044; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa