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Working the Ruins : Feminist Poststructural Theory and Methods in Education - Elizabeth St. Pierre

Working the Ruins

Feminist Poststructural Theory and Methods in Education

By: Elizabeth St. Pierre (Editor), Wanda Pillow (Editor)

Paperback Published: 20th January 2000
ISBN: 9780415922760
Number Of Pages: 328

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From some of the leading feminist scholars in education comes a collection of writings discussing how they use feminist poststructural theory in their classrooms and research. Drawing on real-life situations in their work, they show how using this theory has transformed their work. Topics covered include theory in everyday life, ethnography, writing the body, emotions in the classroom, qualitative research, and "gossip as a counter-discourse". The range of topics, processes, and styles presented provides the reader with a variety of examples, illustrating the diversity and power of the effects of poststructural theory, as well as showing the possibilities of work still to be done.

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"Makes a solid and exciting contribution....The essays are fresh and exploratory....The range of topics is exciting." -Alice Pitt, York University

Acknowledgmentsp. v
Introduction: Inquiry among the Ruinsp. 1
Interruptionsp. 25
"The Question of Belief": Writing Poststructural Ethnographyp. 27
What's Going On? Black Feminist Thought and the Politics of Postmodernismp. 41
This Ethnography Called My Back: Writings of the Exotic Gaze, "Othering" Latina, and Recuperating Xicanismap. 74
Researching "My People," Researching Myself: Fragments of a Reflexive Talep. 96
Researching Libraries, Literacies, and Lives: A Rhizoanalysisp. 114
Electronic Tools for Dismantling the Master's House: Poststructuralist Feminist Research and Hypertext Poeticsp. 130
Disciplines and Pleasuresp. 151
Skirting a Pleated Text: De-Disciplining an Academic Lifep. 153
Laughing within Reason: On Pleasure, Women, and Academic Performancep. 164
Eclipsing the Constitutive Power of Discourse: The Writing of Janette Turner Hospitalp. 179
Exposed Methodology: The Body as a Deconstructive Practicep. 199
Figurationsp. 221
Feminist Figurations: Gossip as a Counterdiscoursep. 223
White Noise--the Sound of Epidemic: Reading/Writing a Climate of Intelligibility around the "Crisis" of Differencep. 237
Nomadic Inquiry in the Smooth Spaces of the Field: A Prefacep. 258
Drawing the Line at Angels: Working the Ruins of Feminist Ethnographyp. 284
Contributorsp. 313
Indexp. 317
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ISBN: 9780415922760
ISBN-10: 0415922763
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 20th January 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.89 x 15.24  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1