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Feminist Utopianism and Education: Educating for the Good Society


reviewed by David Halpin May 22, 2008

coverTitle: Feminist Utopianism and Education: Educating for the Good Society
Author(s): Christine Forde
Publisher: Sense Publishers, Rotterdam
ISBN: 9087900570, Pages: 156, Year: 2007
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I enjoyed reading this book, finding it very interesting and extremely challenging. But then I would. For I am fascinated by utopianism as an impulse and literary genre; and I agree completely with the importance of making links between utopianism and education, having myself written a book on this theme a little while back (Halpin, 2003), a fact generously commented upon by Christine Forde, this volume’s author. Although my utopian-educational outlook has taken a distinctively ‘romantic’ turn in more recent days (Halpin, 2007), my foundational interest in the nature of and need for utopian thinking in education, and more generally, remains strong. Indeed, my interest has been reinforced by reading this book and writing this review. This outcome was achieved largely by the manner in which its author draws on and explicates the significance for educational studies of feminist aspects of the utopian imagination, in particular, fictional utopian texts which envisage... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: May 22, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15260, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 11:20:39 AM

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