Feminist Popular Education in Transnational Debates: Building Pedagogies of Possibility

Hardcover | February 15, 2012

EditorLinzi Manicom, Shirley Walters

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This book is a collection of grounded accounts by feminist popular educators reflecting critically on processes of collective learning and self- and social transformation in various geopolitical settings. Engaging contemporary feminist political issues and theory, contributors explore emerging pedagogical practices.

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This book is a collection of grounded accounts by feminist popular educators reflecting critically on processes of collective learning and self- and social transformation in various geopolitical settings. Engaging contemporary feminist political issues and theory, contributors explore emerging pedagogical practices.

Shirley Walters is the founding director of the Center for Adult and Continuing Education. Linzi Manicom is the coordinator of the Service Learning Program at New College, University of Toronto and teaches in the New College Writing Center.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:February 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230339131

ISBN - 13:9780230339132

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Table of Contents

Feminist Popular Education: Pedagogies, Politics, and Possibilities - Linzi Manicom and Shirley Walters * Digging up the Ground Beneath Our Feet: Exploring Psychoanalytic Contributions to Feminist Popular Education - Barbara Williams and Anika Meckesheimer * The Politics of Listening: The Power of Theatre to Create Dialogic Spaces - Shauna Butterwick * Twenty Year Sentences: Women's Writing Workshops in U.S. Prisons and Jails - Tobi Jacobi * Venus in Lesotho: Women, Theatre, and the Collapsible Boundaries of Silence - Katt Lissard * Shaping the Magic: Reflections on Some Core Principles of Feminist Popular Education - Dorine Platenga * Heart-felt Pedagogy in the Time of HIV and AIDS - Heather Ferris and Shirley Walters * 'Becoming the Change You Want to See in the World' - Michel Friedman * No More Silence: Forging a Feminist Path towards Collective Decolonization - Carol Lynne D'Arcangelis and Audrey Huntley * www.net: Quest(ion)ing transformative Possibilities of the Web - Jenny Horsman * Feminist Artists and Popular Education: The Creative Turn - Darlene Clover * The Intersecting Roles of Religion, Culture and Spirituality in Feminist Popular Education in a Post 9/11 U.S. Context - Elizabeth J. Tisdell, Felicia Brown-Haywood, Nadira Charaniya, and Jane West Walsh * Holding onto Transformative Practices in a University: Musings of a Feminist Popular Educator - Salma Ismail * Feminist Health Education on the Net - Lynne Hunt and Deborah Kaercher

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"Like its predecessor, Gender in Popular Education, this book makes visible 'the innovative, challenging creative work undertaken by feminist popular educators, sometimes under the most trying conditions'. Sixteen years on, we have a collection of chapters that are exemplary stories of praxis, weaving together feminist and pedagogic theory and practice for action, illustrating how feminist popular education is 'a means to both exercise and contest power' . . . The 21 authors all deal with the tensions and contradictions, revelations and crucial insights that arise in/out of doing this work and they describe and critically analyse their craft, giving us valuable insight into the workings of feminist popular education." - International Journal of Lifelong Education