Feminist Pedagogy, Practice, and Activism

Improving Lives for Girls and Women

Author: Jennifer L. Martin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 276

View: 853

Feminist programming, no matter the venue, provides opportunities for young girls and women, as well as men, to acquire leadership skills and the confidence to create sustainable social change. Offering a wide-ranging overview of different types of feminist engagement, the chapters in this volume challenge readers to critically examine accepted cultural norms both in and out of schools, and speak out about oppression and privilege. To understand the various pathways to feminism and feminist identity development, this collection brings together scholars from education, women’s studies, sociology, and community development to examine ways in which to integrate feminism and women’s studies into education through pedagogy, practice, and activism.

Feminist Pedagogy, Practice, and Activism

Improving Lives for Girls and Women

Author: Jennifer L. Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 276

View: 414

Feminist programming, no matter the venue, provides opportunities for young girls and women, as well as men, to acquire leadership skills and the confidence to create sustainable social change. Offering a wide-ranging overview of different types of feminist engagement, the chapters in this volume challenge readers to critically examine accepted cultural norms both in and out of schools, and speak out about oppression and privilege. To understand the various pathways to feminism and feminist identity development, this collection brings together scholars from education, women’s studies, sociology, and community development to examine ways in which to integrate feminism and women’s studies into education through pedagogy, practice, and activism.

Feminist Pedagogy in Higher Education

Critical Theory and Practice

Author: Tracy Penny Light

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 342

View: 275

In this new collection, contributors from a variety of disciplines provide a critical context for the relationship between feminist pedagogy and academic feminism by exploring the complex ways that critical perspectives can be brought into the classroom. This book discusses the processes employed to engage learners by challenging them to ask tough questions and craft complex answers, wrestle with timely problems and posit innovative solutions, and grapple with ethical dilemmas for which they seek just resolutions. Diverse experiences, interests, and perspectives—together with the various teaching and learning styles that participants bring to twenty-first-century universities—necessitate inventive and evolving pedagogical approaches, and these are explored from a critical perspective. The contributors collectively consider the implications of the theory/practice divide, which remains central within academic feminism’s role as both a site of social and gender justice and as a part of the academy, and map out some of the ways in which academic feminism is located within the academy today.

Teaching Feminist Activism

Strategies from the Field

Author: Nancy A. Naples

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

View: 187

From theoretical analysis to practical teaching tools, an indispensable guide for educators seeking to link feminist theory and activism to their teaching. Included are web sites, videos, recommended texts, and additional course outlines.

Feminist Interventions in Participatory Media

Pedagogy, Publics, Practice

Author: Lauren Berliner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

View: 238

What if anything is inherently feminist about participatory media? Can participatory media practices and pedagogies be used to reanimate or enact feminist futures? Feminist Interventions in Participatory Media is an edited collection that highlights the perspectives of several experienced practitioners and educators as they provide strategies, tools and resources for using participatory media to integrate technology and feminist praxis in production and teaching, across sites from community organizations to large scale collaborations between universities, public media, industries and social movements.

Matricentric Feminism: Theory, Activism, Practice. The 2nd Edition

Author: Andrea O'Reilly

Publisher: Demeter Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 285

View: 969

The 2nd edition includes a new preface that considers how matricentric feminism in positioning mothering as a verb affords a gender-neutral understanding of motherwork and allows for an appreciation of how motherwork is deeply gendered and how this may be challenged and changed through empowered mothering The book argues that the category of mother is distinct from the category of woman, and that many of the problems mothers face are specific to women's role and identity as mothers. Indeed, mothers are oppressed under patriarchy as women and as mothers. Consequently, mothers need a feminism of their own, one that positions mothers' concerns as the starting point for a theory and politic of empowerment. O'Reilly terms this new mode of feminism matricentic feminism and the book explores how it is represented and experienced in theory, activism, and practice.

The Politics of Gender

Author: Adrienne Trier-Bieniek

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 212

View: 976

The Politics of Gender presents an international and intersectional approach to the multiple ways gender is intertwined with political institutions and addresses topics that range from the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election to same-sex laws in Nigeria.

Voices of Social Education

A Pedagogy of Change

Author: Bernardo E. Pohl

Publisher: IAP

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 377

View: 269

There is only one place where social education can occur and flourish: through the voices that create a pedagogy of change. And it is these voices where the most exciting and provocative moments can occur for those of us who are passionate about education, teaching, social justice, equity, and love. As such, social education is a journey—an endeavor that makes us savor the experience of the journey more than the destination. And social education is a journey that ins enhanced through educator and student voices because it occurs in the most important spaces of our personal and professional lives. It occurs in the hallways of the schools we teach, in the staff meetings we attend, in the mountain villages we venture to visit, in the places we work, and in the spaces we occupy. Moreover, social education is a unique kind of journey because it is a human experience that seldom occurs alone. It happens with our colleagues and our loved ones. It happens with our students, administrators, and other professionals who are fighting for the same things that we so fervently believe. In the end, social education occurs and flourishes in the trenches because it is the active pursuit of getting our hands dirty in our endless pursuit for a better and more just world. Social education is also a narrative, which takes on a different meaning for each one of us. This is because sooner or later each person that embarks into the journey of social education develops its own personal definition of what social education entails through his or her own personal landscape and knowledge. This personal landscape has been evolving since we were very young with some of the best examples of human courage and tenacity in the fight for social justice. Voices of Social Education: A Pedagogy of Change is a collection of personal stories. In this volume, academics, teachers, students, activists, and artists share their personal stories of triumph, tribulations, and courage in their daily fight for social justice and equality. The term social education is not defined as a set number of guidelines or a specific definition; we give the term an organic fluency to stress that social education is a point of encounter--a common space-- where we can share with each other our experiences, values, and culture to form a more genuine and just social experience.

Creative Activism Research, Pedagogy and Practice

Author: Elspeth Tilley

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 640

View: 162

This collection explores the growing global recognition of creativity and the arts as vital to social movements and change. Bringing together diverse perspectives from leading academics and practitioners who investigate how creative activism is deployed, taught, and critically analysed, it delineates the key parameters of this emerging field.

Contemporary Art and Feminism

Author: Jacqueline Millner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

View: 564

This important new book examines contemporary art while foregrounding the key role feminism has played in enabling current modes of artmaking, spectatorship and theoretical discourse. Contemporary Art and Feminism carefully outlines the links between feminist theory and practice of the past four decades of contemporary art and offers a radical re-reading of the contemporary movement. Rather than focus on filling in the gaps of accepted histories by ‘adding’ the ‘missing’ female, queer, First Nations and women artists of colour, the authors seek to revise broader understandings of contemporary practice by providing case studies contextualised in a robust art historical and theoretical basis. Readers are encouraged to see where art ideas come from and evaluate past and present art strategies. What strategies, materials or tropes are less relevant in today’s networked, event-driven art economies? What strategies and themes should we keep hold of, or develop in new ways? This is a significant and innovative intervention that is ideal for students in courses on contemporary art within fine arts, visual studies, history of art, gender studies and queer studies.