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Gender, space and time; women and higher education.


Gender, space and time; women and higher education.

Moss, Dorothy.

Lexington Books


273 pages




Moss (childhood studies, Leeds Metropolitan U.) considers existing social theory and research on women and their desire for more space and time, and then applies it to an analysis of the daily lives of women students in higher education. She first reviews feminist materialist and poststructuralist theories, as well as the combination of those theories in critical realism. She then considers ideas about space and time by scholars, and research on paid work, home, leisure, and higher education activities of women. Subsequent chapters outline her research methodology; discuss women's experiences as they enter higher education; the physical, social, and emotional characteristics of their experiences; and the influence of the practices and representations of higher education.

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Date:Aug 1, 2006
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