Feminist Theory in Diverse Productive Practices: An Educational Philosophy and Theory Gender and Sexualities Reader, Volume VI, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Feminist Theory in Diverse Productive Practices

An Educational Philosophy and Theory Gender and Sexualities Reader, Volume VI, 1st Edition

Edited by Liz Jackson, Michael A. Peters


212 pages

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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.

Table of Contents


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

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Educational Philosophy and Theory: Editor’s Choice

The EPAT Editor's Choice series comprises innovative and influential articles drawn from the Educational Philosophy and Theory journal archives, spanning 46 volumes, from 1969. Each volume represents a selection of important articles that respond to and focus on a particular theme, celebrating and emphasizing the heritage and history of the work, as well as the cutting edge contemporary contributions available. The series will create a rich vertical collection across five decades of seminal scholarship, contextualizing and elevating specific themes, scholars and their work. The EPAT Editor, Michael A. Peters, introduces each volume, the theme, and the work selected within that volume.

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