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Sex, Gender, Feminism, and Education

by Sari Knopp Biklen & Diane S. Pollard - 1993

Gender, as a category of analysis, suggests that to understand female—or male— experience each must be analyzed in relationship to the other in order to see how each is shaped by the other. Patriarchy, for example, is a central part of women's lives even when men are not around. That is why this book, even though it is mostly about women, focuses on gender. We want to explain more about this, and about the feminist perspective on gender that each of the essays takes.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 92, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 94 Number 5, 1993, p. 1-11
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18846, Date Accessed: 12/4/2021 6:40:28 PM

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  • Sari Biklen
    Syracuse University
    SARI KNOPP BIKLEN is Associate Professor in the Department of Cultural Foundations and Curriculum, School of Education, Syracuse University.
  • Diane Pollard
    University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee
    DIANE POLLARD is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, School of Education, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee.
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