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Pittard, Elizabeth A. – Gender and Education, 2017
In this paper, I share data from a year-long study investigating the manifestations of neo-liberalism in the working lives of five women elementary school teachers in the United States. I discuss how gendered discourses of neo-liberalism construct what is understood as possible in the material-discursive production of the women's subjectivities…
Descriptors: Feminism, Neoliberalism, Elementary School Students, Females
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Fahlgren, Siv; Sawyer, Lena – Gender and Education, 2011
This article presents a feminist reading of a Swedish social work academic textbook as a case study. We use a discourse analytic approach and positioning theory, focusing on author positions through different story lines. The aim is to make visible how differences are created and positions of the author/reader normalised in terms of gender,…
Descriptors: Authors, Feminism, Textbooks, Social Work
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Mahbub, Rifat – Gender and Education, 2015
This paper explores the educational and migrational pathways which a number of middle-class women from Bangladesh took as they grew up in the 1980s and 1990s. It draws on qualitative research, conducted between July and November 2011, with highly educated Bangladeshi women who migrated to Britain in the early 2000s. French Sociologist Pierre…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Middle Class, Social Capital, Females
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Wardman, Natasha; Gottschall, Kristina; Drew, Christopher; Hutchesson, Rachael; Saltmarsh, Sue – Gender and Education, 2013
This paper furthers a discussion about the ways in which idealised versions of gender permeate the aesthetic presentation and impression management strategies of elite private schools. Specifically, we consider how the written text, layout and images used in 12 Australian private girls school prospectuses function in constructing discourses of…
Descriptors: Females, Femininity, Single Sex Schools, Feminism