Introduction: Gender in fields: Feminist theory in diverse productive practices

Liz JACKSON, Michael A. PETERS

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Abstract

This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book provides a feminist analysis of Australian policy aimed toward increasing the percentage of women in maths and sciences, to increase gender equity in these higher education fields. It analyzes feminism in relation to Marxism, indicating how Marxism made inroads into the curriculum, while feminism has lacked a substantive alternative treatment of sexuality. The book examines the merits of Sandra Harding’s approach to developing and making use of scientific knowledge for enhancing gender equity and social justice in society. It discusses teacher identity from a historical view, and focuses on women educators in the arts. The book explores feminism as philosophy versus theory, noting its precarious place in relation to traditional philosophy. It considers feminist theories of emotional labour in relation to gendered experiences in higher education and particularly academic conferences. Copyright © 2019 selection and editorial matter, Liz Jackson and Michael A. Peters; individual chapters, the contributors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFeminist theory in diverse productive practices: An educational philosophy and theory gender and sexualities reader, Vol. VI
EditorsLiz JACKSON, Michael A. PETERS
Place of PublicationLondon; New York
PublisherRoutledge
Pages1-7
ISBN (Electronic)9780429024146
ISBN (Print)9780367663025, 9780367109837
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 03 Jan 2019

Citation

Jackson, L., & Peters, M. A. (2019). Introduction: Gender in fields: Feminist theory in diverse productive practices. In L. Jackson & M. A. Peters (Eds.), Feminist theory in diverse productive practices: An educational philosophy and theory gender and sexualities reader, Vol. VI (pp. 1-7). London; New York: Routledge.

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