1st Edition

Feminist Theory in Diverse Productive Practices An Educational Philosophy and Theory Gender and Sexualities Reader, Volume VI

Edited By Liz Jackson, Michael A. Peters Copyright 2019
    220 Pages
    by Routledge

    220 Pages
    by Routledge

    Feminist Theory in Diverse Productive Practices is the second of two volumes examining gender and feminist theory in Educational Philosophy and Theory. This collection explores the difference that gender and sexual identities make both to theorizing and working in education and other fields. As the articles contained in this text span nearly 40 years of scholarship related to these issues, this volume sheds light on how feminist, gender, and sexuality theory has evolved within and beyond the field of philosophy of education over time.

    Key themes explored in the book include women’s ways of knowing, the challenges women (and girls) face in taking up professional employment across diverse fields historically and today, and how feminist and related theories can enable women in professional development roles to empower each other. The book tells a rich story of how gender and sexuality theory has been brought to bear on discussions of educational practice in diverse fields over decades of publication of Educational Philosophy and Theory.

    Feminist Theory in Diverse Productive Practices will be key reading for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of philosophy of education, philosophy, education, educational theory, post-structural theory, and the policy and politics of education.


    Gender in Fields: Feminist Theory in Diverse Productive Practices

    Liz Jackson and Michael A. Peters

    1. Educational research and two traditions of epistemology (1980)

    2. Helen Freeman and Alison Jones

    3. Marriage and the construction of reality revisited: An educational exercise in rewriting social theory to include women’s experience (1987)

    4. Bronwyn Davies

    5. On equitable cake-cutting, or: caring more about caring (1989)

    6. Felicity Haynes

    7. Feminist-constructionist theories of sexuality and the definition of sex education (1989)

    8. Joseph Diorio

    9. Against feminist science: Harding and the science question in feminism (1989)

    10. Gabriele Lakomski

    11. The dilemma of obedience: A feminist perspective on making of engineers (1996)

    12. Alison Lee and Elizabeth Taylor

    13. ‘Destroying’ pedagogical imaginary: Implications of sexual difference for educational philosophy (2004)

    14. Chris Peers

    15. Doing diversity work in higher education in Australia (2006)

    16. Sara Ahmed

    17. Feminist imperatives in music and education: philosophy, theory, or what matters most (2011)

    18. Elizabeth Gould

    19. Double Blind: Supervising women as creative practice-led researchers (2015)

    20. Courtney Pedersen and Rachael Haynes

    21. The smiling philosopher: Emotional labor, gender, and harassment in conference spaces (2017)

    Liz Jackson


    Liz Jackson is Associate Professor of Education at the University of Hong Kong and the Director of the Comparative Education Research Centre.

    Michael A. Peters is Professor of Education at the University of Waikato, New Zealand and Emeritus Professor in Educational Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He is the executive editor of the journal Educational Philosophy and Theory.