Women, Education and the Self

A Foucauldian Perspective

  • Maria Tamboukou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Maria Tamboukou
    Pages 52-102
  3. Maria Tamboukou
    Pages 154-178
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 179-202

About this book


Maria Tamboukou links Foucauldian ideas to feminism and education. Its central argument is that the Foucauldian notion of 'technologies of the self' needs to be gendered and contextualized. This argument is pursued through a genealogical analysis of autobiographical texts of women educators in the UK at the turn of the nineteenth century. This is a new theoretical approach, since Foucault's work has proved to be of great interest to feminist scholars but as yet, his theories have only intermittently been used in educational feminist work.


education feminism gender Self women work writing

Authors and affiliations

  • Maria Tamboukou
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Narrative Research in the Social SciencesUniversity of East LondonUnited Kingdom

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