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Palgrave Macmillan

Education and Gendered Citizenship in Pakistan

ISBN 9780230117914
Publication Date December 2010
Formats Ebook (PDF) Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Postcolonial Studies in Education

Education and Gendered Citizenship in Pakistan challenges the uncritical use of the long held dictum of the development discourse that education empowers women. Situated in the post-structuralist feminist position, it argues that in its current state the educational discourse in Pakistan actually disempowers women. Through a systematic examination of the educational discourse in Pakistan, Naseem argues that the educational discourse (through curricula, textbooks, and pedagogical practices) constitutes gendered identities and positions them in a way that exacerbates and intensifies inequalities between men and women on one hand and between the dominant and minority groups on the other. Gendered constitution and positioning of subjects also regulates the relationship between the subjects and the state in a way that women and minorities are excluded from the development and citizenship realms. Finally, Naseem uncovers the mechanisms through which the educational discourse in Pakistan constitutes a militant nationalism and militaristic nationalistic subjects.

Ayaz Naseem is Assistant Professor of Education at Concordia University.

Conceptual Framework * Education System and the Educational Policy Discourse in Pakistan * Women and the State in Pakistan: A History of the Present * Educational Discourse and the Constitution of Gendered Subjectivities in Pakistan


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