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    Connecting the Personal and the Political: Feminist Perspectives on Development Education

    Dillon, Eilish (2019) Connecting the Personal and the Political: Feminist Perspectives on Development Education. Policy and Practice - A Development Education Review, 29. pp. 11-30. ISSN 1748-135X

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    This article explores feminist perspectives on development education (DE). It situates feminism and DE within the context of debates on feminist epistemologies, critical pedagogy and the politics of DE, and it argues that ‘feminism is for everybody’ (hooks, 2000). Drawing on the experiences of development educators, in particular some who identify as feminist, it focuses on DE from different radical and poststructuralist feminist perspectives. In short, it argues that feminism adds to critical understandings of the political in DE primarily through its focus on the links between the personal and the political. When applied to DE learning processes, feminism highlights exclusion on the one hand and agency on the other. In doing so, feminism supports other approaches to DE which emphasise a focus on the politics of DE and learning processes founded on interrogating and challenging power relations - critically, radically, sensitively and reflexively.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Policy and Practice - A Development Education Review is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. Cite as: Dillon, E (2019) ‘Connecting the Personal and the Political: Feminist Perspectives on Development Education’, Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review, Vol. 29, Autumn, pp. 11 - 30.
    Keywords: Feminism; Development Education; Global Citizenship Education; Politics; Discourses of Development Education;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > International Development
    Item ID: 13481
    Depositing User: Eilish Dillon
    Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2020 15:37
    Journal or Publication Title: Policy and Practice - A Development Education Review
    Publisher: Centre for Global Education
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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