Explorations of Educational Purpose

Postcolonial Representations of Women

Critical Issues for Education

Authors: Bailey Jones, Rachel

  • Combines postcolonialism, feminism, and pedagogy in an accessible manner
  • Examines both official school-based colonial education and the unofficial colonial curriculum of the media and popular culture
  • Presents contemporary art as a foundation for postcolonial pedagogy
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In this accessible combination of post-colonial theory, feminism and pedagogy, the author advocates using subversive and contemporary artistic representations of women to remodel traditional stereotypes in education. It is in this key sector that values and norms are molded and prejudice kept at bay, yet the legacy of colonialism continues to pervade official education received in classrooms as well as ‘unofficial’ education ingested via popular culture and the media. The result is a variety of distorted images of women and gender in which women appear as two-dimensional stereotypes.

The text analyzes both current and historical colonial representations of women in a pedagogical context. In doing so, it seeks to recast our conception of what ‘difference’ is, challenging historical, patriarchal gender relations with their stereotypical representations that continue to marginalize minority populations in the first world and billions of women elsewhere. These distorted images, the book argues, can be subverted using the semiology provided by postcolonialism and transnational feminism and the work of contemporary artists who rethink and recontextualize the visual codes of colonialism. These resistive images, created by women who challenge and subvert patriarchal modes of representation, can be used to create educational environments that provide an alternative view of women of non-western origin.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Jones, Rachel Bailey

    Pages 1-21

  • Development of Feminist Postcolonial Theory

    Jones, Rachel Bailey

    Pages 23-38

  • Histories of Dominance, Colonialism, and Globalization

    Jones, Rachel Bailey

    Pages 39-64

  • Distorted Visions: Ethnocentric Forms of Education

    Jones, Rachel Bailey

    Pages 65-100

  • History of the Visual Regime

    Jones, Rachel Bailey

    Pages 101-115

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eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-1550-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3652-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Postcolonial Representations of Women
Book Subtitle
Critical Issues for Education
Authors
Series Title
Explorations of Educational Purpose
Series Volume
18
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1551-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1551-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1550-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3652-8
Series ISSN
1875-4449
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 236
Topics