Doing Derrida down under–a matter of (feminist) response-ability

Rocco, Sharn (2004) Doing Derrida down under–a matter of (feminist) response-ability. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 17 (1). pp. 129-142.

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This paper explores aspects of the discursive production of the desire for (hetero)sexual marriage. The insights, understandings, and concerns articulated in this paper stem from the experience of a collective memory work project undertaken with a cohort of undergraduate early childhood teacher education students at a regional university. This project opened opportunities to pay attention to, record, and revisit moments of lived experience that reveal something of how subjectification is characterized by the ways women are multiply positioned within discourse to take up as our own the romantic myth of ‘one day my prince will come’. The author’s analysis teases out particular conditions of subjectification and pays attention to how the workings of myth through discourse make these conditions both taken for granted and fraught with the tensions and contradictions of determinism as hinged on a play of gendered binary logic.

Item ID: 6472
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1366-5898
Keywords: community; deconstruction; discourse; gender; identity; subjectivity
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2010 02:38
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939904 Gender Aspects of Education @ 75%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 25%
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