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Gender, Education, and the Body

Date: 18 September 2008 Time: 1000 - 1700

Gender, Education, and the Body - A one-day Seminar

Centre for Gender and Women's Studies and Department of Educational Research,

FUNDED BY the Society for Educational Studies

It is widely acknowledged that in recent years there has been 'an enormous surge of interest in, and writing on, the body and embodiment' (Braun, 2000: 511). However, as Paechter (2006: 127) and others (e.g. Evans et al, 2005) point out, the 'corporeal turn in academia seems barely to have registered in either the theory or practice of education'. Yet, a tremendous amount of 'body work' takes place in schools, as children's bodies in particular are regarded as bodies 'in progress' (Pilcher, 2007). This one-day interdisciplinary seminar will explore and discuss how as researchers we can understand and explore the gendered body as a fundamental part of identity. It will provide a valuable opportunity for those working in the field of gender and education to engage, and exchange ideas, with researchers working on issues of gender and the body both inside and outside of education.

Meeting Room 2/3, Institute for Advanced Studies, Lancaster University


Bronwyn Davies - University of Western Sydney

Kathy Davis - University of Utrecht

Carrie Paechter - Goldsmiths College, University of London

Emma Rich - Loughborough University

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Carolyn Jackson or Anne-Marie Fortier

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Who can attend: Anyone


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Associated staff: Anne-Marie Fortier, Carolyn Jackson

Organising departments and research centres: Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, Educational Research, Sociology

Keywords: Bodies, Education, Gender


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