More than a class act? dilemmas in researching elite school girls’ feminist politics

Charles, Claire and Allan, Alexandra 2020, More than a class act? dilemmas in researching elite school girls’ feminist politics, Feminist Theory, pp. 1-19, doi: 10.1177/1464700120973831.

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Title More than a class act? dilemmas in researching elite school girls’ feminist politics
Author(s) Charles, ClaireORCID iD for Charles, Claire
Allan, Alexandra
Journal name Feminist Theory
Start page 1
End page 19
Total pages 19
Publisher Sage
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2020
ISSN 1464-7001
Keyword(s) Social Sciences
Women's Studies
Summary Feminist scholars have long been concerned with privileged women’s activism and engagement with feminist politics and how acts of resistance from privileged subjects might best be understood. In the current moment, we are seeing a reinvigoration of interest in feminist activism particularly from young women, but not necessarily focusing on young women who are positioned as privileged. Simultaneously, there is attention in the sociology of elite schooling to the question of social justice politics in privileged spaces. In this article, we contribute to both of these scholarly conversations by reporting on the feminist activism of three young women attending an elite school in Australia. We argue that these young women’s activism/feminist politics need to be understood as a complex entanglement of resistance and reproduction with regard to gender, race and class, and that drawing on recent theorisations influenced by post-humanism in feminist educational research produces fresh insights into researching gender/race/class reproduction by young women in elite educational settings.
Notes OnlineFirst Article
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1464700120973831
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 1699 Other Studies in Human Society
2002 Cultural Studies
2203 Philosophy
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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