Written with Sue Anderson-Faithful, Turning and Twisting Histories of Women’s Education: Matters of Strategy discusses established and more recent methodological and theoretical strategies in histories of women’s education. The established approaches to histories of women’s education with which the article begins include networks, sites, technologies of the self and Bourdieusian notions of reproduction. To explore recent approaches that foreground processes and practices, the article then focuses on accounts that trace how gender has been made visible and audible in and through education, and how affect may become durable and thread across a scene, a site or an institution. This is followed by discussion of posthumanist strategies that orient the researcher to how human beings come into relation with one another and with non-human life with consequences for notions of temporality and context. The article ends by calling for dialogue to open up pathways framing the geopolitics of histories of women?s education.
Goodman, Joyce, and Sue Anderson-Faithful. “Turning and Twisting Histories of Women’s Education: Matters of Strategy.” Women’s History Review 29, no. 3 (2019): 377-95.