Harbingers of feminism?: Gender, cultural capital and education in mid-20th century rural Wales

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dc.contributor.author Brown, Brian J.
dc.contributor.author Baker, Sally
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-07T09:56:53Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-07T09:56:53Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Brown, B.J. and Baker, S. (2009) Harbingers of feminism?: Gender, cultural capital and education in mid-20th century rural Wales. Gender and education, 31 (1), pp. 63-79. en
dc.identifier.issn 1360-0516
dc.identifier.issn 0954-0253
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/2427
dc.description.abstract This paper reports the results of a small scale narrative study of men and women who grew up in mid-20th rural Wales and their reminiscences regarding women and education. Although the dominant image of Wales during that era is of a male dominated society, all of our participants remembered influential independent women and educational aspiration for both girls and boys. We use Bourdieusian notions of types of cultural capital and the role of women in transmitting this to illuminate our participants' narratives. Accounts of family life disclosed themes of sacrifice concerning education, poverty during childhood and the role of school teaching as a career for women. Yet at the some time, there were forms of exclusion in operation. In conclusion, we suggest that in many ways, the women remembered by our participants could be seen as forerunners of the second wave of feminism. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.subject Wales en
dc.subject women en
dc.subject cultural en
dc.subject education en
dc.subject aspiration en
dc.title Harbingers of feminism?: Gender, cultural capital and education in mid-20th century rural Wales en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540250802215250
dc.researchgroup Participation & Social Justice
dc.researchgroup Psychology
dc.researchgroup Health Policy
dc.researchgroup Mary Seacole Research Centre
dc.researchgroup Health Policy Research Unit


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