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Education, Identity and Women Religious, 1800 - 1950 : Convents, Classrooms and Colleges (Hardcover)

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This book brings together the work of eleven leading international scholars to map the contribution of teaching Sisters, who provided schooling to hundreds of thousands of children, globally, from 1800–1950. The volume represents research that draws on several theoretical approaches and methodologies. It engages with feminist discourses, social history, oral history, visual culture, post-colonial studies, and the concept of transnationalism, to provide new insights into the work of Sisters in education.Making a unique contribution to the field, chapters offer an interrogation of historical sources as well as fresh interpretations of findings, challenging assumptions. Compelling narratives from the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Africa, Australia, South East Asia, France, the UK, Italy and Ireland, contribute to what is a most important exploration of the contribution of the nuns, by mapping and contextualising their work.Education, Identity and Women Religious, 1800-1950: Convents, classrooms and colleges will appeal to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of social history, women’s history, the history of education, Catholic education, gender studies, and international education.

This book brings together the work of eleven leading international scholars to map the contribution of teaching Sisters, who provided schooling to hundreds of thousands of children, globally, from 1800?1950. The volume represents research that draws on several theoretical approaches and methodologies. It engages with feminist discourses, social history, oral history, visual culture, post-colonial studies, and the concept of transnationalism, to provide new insights into the work of Sisters in education.

Making a unique contribution to the field, chapters offer an interrogation of historical sources as well as fresh interpretations of findings, challenging assumptions. Compelling narratives from the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Africa, Australia, South East Asia, France, the UK, Italy and Ireland, contribute to what is a most important exploration of the contribution of the nuns, by mapping and contextualising their work.

Education, Identity and Women Religious, 1800-1950: Convents, classrooms and colleges will appeal to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of social history, women?s history, the history of education, Catholic education, gender studies, and international education.

Number of Pages: 221
Genre: Education, Social Science
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Routledge Research in Education
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Street Date: October 22, 2015
TCIN: 21531354
UPC: 9781138923546
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-3898
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