The Politics of Gender and Education

Critical Perspectives

  • Suki Ali
  • Shereen Benjamin
  • Melanie Mauthner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Suki Ali, Shereen Benjamin, Melanie Mauthner
      Pages 1-5
  3. Political and Policy Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Kevin G. Davison, Trudy A. Lovell, Blye W. Frank, Ann B. Vibert
      Pages 50-63
  4. Macro Policies and Micro Effects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Linda Eyre, Trudy A. Lovell, Carrol Ann Smith
      Pages 67-86
    3. Katherine Hanson, Sundra Flansburg, Marianne Castano
      Pages 87-102
  5. Politicising Educational Identities

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 189-195

About this book


What are the politics of gender within education? How are the issues of gender being explored in diverse educational settings? Does gender still matter in education? This book draws together the work from an international array of authors working at the cutting edge of gender research in education. From policy issues affecting single mothers to the incorporation of 'Southern learning' into Northern contexts, this collection provides a compelling argument for renewed engagement with gender issues at both macro and micro political levels within the full range of educational contexts - from primary to higher education.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Suki Ali
    • 1
  • Shereen Benjamin
    • 2
  • Melanie Mauthner
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Sociology, London School of Economics and Political ScienceUniversity of LondonUK
  2. 2.Birmingham UniversityUK
  3. 3.Open UniversityUK

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