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(Un)veiling desire: re-defining relationships between gendered adult education subjects and adult education programmes

(Un)veiling desire: re-defining relationships between gendered adult education subjects and adult education programmes

Chopra, Priti (2011) (Un)veiling desire: re-defining relationships between gendered adult education subjects and adult education programmes. International Journal of Educational Development, 31 (6). pp. 634-642. ISSN 0738-0593 (doi:10.1016/j.ijedudev.2011.02.004)

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Abstract

This paper challenges constructions of the ‘gendered illiterate Indian villager’ as a homogenous group of people who are empowered through acquiring literacy. I strive to displace homogeneous representations of gendered ‘illiterate’ subjects through ethnographic accounts of diverse people's realities in different villages in Bihar, India. I argue that the circumstance under which a relationship between gendered adult education subjects and adult education programmes gets constructed impinges on notions of: norms, interpreting and translating Others, networks and empowerment within and outside the context of adult education programmes.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Published in International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 31, Issue 6. November 2011. Special Issue: Literacy Inequalities and Social Justice. Edited by Bryan Maddox, Anna Robinson-Pant, Sheila Aikman and Nitya Rao. [2] Paper under same title presented at UEA Literacy Inequalities Conference 2009, held 1-3 Sep 2009, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.
Uncontrolled Keywords: adult education, gender, empowerment, literacy, India
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Centre for Leadership & Enterprise
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/5889

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