Tracing heterotopias: writing women educators in Greece

Tamboukou, Maria (2004) ‘Tracing heterotopias: writing women educators in Greece’, Gender and Education, 16(2), pp. 187-207.

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Over the last fifteen years, feminist theorists have sought to redefine female subjectivity. Amongst a wide range of critical notions of the female self, this paper focuses on what Foucault has defined as heterotopias, 'different places' which disrupt the dominance of the one single 'real' social place, offering shelter to subjects in crisis. I will argue that this Foucauldian notion is a useful tool for the exploration of the multifarious ways that some women educators attempted to define and describe themselves at the turn of the 19th century in Greece, particularly focusing on the writings of Alexandra Papadopoulou

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Citation: Tamboukou, M. (2004) ‘Tracing Heterotopias, Writing women educators in Greece’ Gender and Education 16 (2) 187-207.
Divisions: Schools > Law and Social Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Professor Maria Tamboukou
Date Deposited: 05 May 2009 23:12
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2012 12:00

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