Toward a feminist pedagogy : relationships, experience, and liberation

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Janet Cummings Fortune (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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David E. Purpel

Abstract: This investigation focuses on the emerging feminist consciousness of inclusion rather than a masculine consciousness of exclusivity. The emphasis is on the work of women as they search for meaning from sources which reflect and react to their needs. Three interrelated sources are used to develop a discourse of this emerging consciousness and as the basis for a hermeneutical inquiry into the dialectic between the author and this consciousness — literature, current social critiques, and stories as texts. The lives and writings of two 19th century women writers are used as a means for emphasizing the importance of women's own stories and creative expression as descriptions of their consciousness of the world. The second source is current (analytical) writing by women which examines the situation of women sociologically, theologically, and psychoanalytically. The focus of the analysis and discourse is the discrepancies between women's lives and the patriarchal models constructed for them.

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Language: English
Date: 1987
Women $x History
Women $x Philosophy
Women $x Social conditions

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