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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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Jones, Stephanie – Gender and Education, 2012
This manuscript draws from a 4-year feminist ethnographic study of eight young girls and their caretakers in a high-poverty, predominantly White, urban community in the USA. Themes of mothers, mothering, and motherhood were dominant across 4 years of data generation and in this article I focus on the girls' and mothers' narratives to explore…
Descriptors: Social Class, Poverty, Mothers, Ethnography
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Gender and Education, 2004
This paper reports on the discussion at a recent 'salon' on feminist agency. The views of the two invited speakers, who raised concerns about the impact of post-modernism on political projects, are reported. The content of the general discussion around subjectivity, agency and structure are then set out. The group struggled with the possibilities…
Descriptors: Social Class, Educational Researchers, Feminism, Foreign Countries