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
- Educational research and two traditions of epistemology (1980)
- Marriage and the construction of reality revisited: An educational exercise in rewriting social theory to include women’s experience (1987)
- On equitable cake-cutting, or: caring more about caring (1989)
- Feminist-constructionist theories of sexuality and the definition of sex education (1989)
- Against feminist science: Harding and the science question in feminism (1989)
- The dilemma of obedience: A feminist perspective on making of engineers (1996)
- ‘Destroying’ pedagogical imaginary: Implications of sexual difference for educational philosophy (2004)
- Doing diversity work in higher education in Australia (2006)
- Feminist imperatives in music and education: philosophy, theory, or what matters most (2011)
- Double Blind: Supervising women as creative practice-led researchers (2015)
- The smiling philosopher: Emotional labor, gender, and harassment in conference spaces (2017)
Helen Freeman and Alison Jones
Alison Lee and Elizabeth Taylor
Courtney Pedersen and Rachael Haynes
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.