Tamboukou, M. 1999. Spacing herself. Gender and Education. 11 (2), pp. 125-139.
This article is concerned with the problematic status of the female self, seen from the perspective of women in education. Studying women's autobiographical writings, the author uses a genealogical approach to interrogate the historical and cultural conditions of the construction of the female self. The article looks specifically at those practices women have used to act upon themselves and create a lifestyle of their own, technologies of the female self. Space is important in women's attempts for self-assertion, and the explorations of this article focus on the ways women in education have been striving to negotiate space of their own, within and beyond gendered social structures and dominant discourses of womanhood.
|Keywords||space narratives; women teachers; autobiographies; genealogies; travelling; technologies of space; technologies of the self; spatiality; subjectivities|
|Journal||Gender and Education|
|Journal citation||11 (2), pp. 125-139|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Web address (URL)||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540259920654|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||23 Nov 2009|
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