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ERIC Number: EJ920267
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0093-3104
Feminism, Neoliberalism, and Social Studies
Schmeichel, Mardi
Theory and Research in Social Education, v39 n1 p6-31 Win 2011
The purpose of this article is to analyze the sparse presence of women in social studies education and to consider the possibility of a confluence of feminism and neoliberalism within the most widely distributed National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) publication, "Social Education." Using poststructural conceptions of discourse, the author applies second-wave feminist theory and Fraser's (2009) work on neoliberalism as lenses to illuminate the limited attention to women and feminism in this text during the 1980s in order to better understand how women have been marginalized in social studies education and to consider the possibility that the feminist principles present in social studies were taken up in service of neoliberal forces. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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