Rethinking Gendered Regulations and Resistances in Education highlights key debates on the theme of ‘regulation and resistance’, focusing on some of the most pressing contemporary issues in the field of gender and education today. It underlines the need for educational research to attend to historical and psychosocial specificity, chart local complexity and global disparity, de-colonise our Euro-western-centered gender analysis, and consistently engage with the economic and policy domains of education as researchers and practitioners, if we are to effectively tackle the diversity and complexity of gender equality issues in education.
Chapters in this collection showcase some of the varied and wide-ranging theoretical approaches at play in current gender and education scholarship, and raise questions about the types of research methods that can open up new ways of documenting processes of social and subjective struggle and transformation in education. It stimulates important thinking about what has been, what is and what can be, as we face the future of gender and educational engagement, struggle and debate.
This book was originally published as a special issue of Gender and Education.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Rethinking gendered regulations and resistances in education Jessica Ringrose 2. Kartini’s children: on the need for thinking gender and education together on a world scale Raewyn Connell 3. Resisting dominant discourses: implications of indigenous, African feminist theory and methods for gender and education research Bagele Chilisa and Gabo Ntseane 4. On the madness of lecturing on gender: a psychoanalytic discussion Deborah P. Britzman 5. Intersectionality, Black British feminism and resistance in education: a roundtable discussion Suki Ali, Heidi Mirza, Ann Phoenix and Jessica Ringrose 6. Everyday banality in a documentary by teenage women: between the trivial and the extreme. Schooling and desiring in contexts of extreme urban poverty Silvia Grinberg 7. Charting cartographies of resistance: lines of flight in women artists’ narratives Maria Tamboukou
Jessica Ringrose is Senior Lecturer in Sociology of Gender and Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK. She is author of Postfeminist Education?: Girls and the Sexual Politics of Schooling (2012) and editor of Deleuze and Research Methodologies (2012, with Rebecca Coleman).