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Gao, Fang – Gender and Education, 2018
Research on university-educated Muslim women in different cultural contexts has displayed an intricate and paradoxical connection between experiences of higher education and identity mediation. A traditional model conceptualizes Muslim female university students as 'rebels' against their heritage religion and culture. Recent developments in the…
Descriptors: Muslims, Females, College Students, Identification (Psychology)
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Kamwendo, Martha – Gender and Education, 2010
Gender differences in achievement have been widely documented and a number of feminists, particularly from the West, have used the concept of identity to explain them. This paper draws on constructions on gender and achievement generated through surveying 59 boys and 103 girls from four secondary schools, as well as interviewing 40 of the girls in…
Descriptors: Females, Self Concept, Males, Gender Issues
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Rees, Emma L. E. – Gender and Education, 2011
In this article, the author discusses three books whose shared concern is what constitutes an "individual". Each, in its own way, challenges the idea that "identity" is fixed or uncomplicated. The books, in trying to find the underlying cause of what makes up an individual's "identity", advocate strongly the need…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Identification (Psychology), Females
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Esposito, Jennifer – Gender and Education, 2011
This study investigated the ways a diverse group of university women in the USA utilised racialised and classed discourses of femininity in the creation of subjectivities. Interview and focus group data were collected over a two-year time period and focused on how women navigated the higher education setting. Two forms of femininity, "Hill girl"…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Females, Focus Groups, Sexual Identity