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dc.contributor.advisorKokushkin, Maksim, 1976-
dc.contributor.authorGarrido, Marlytt
dc.descriptioniii, 75 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn the following collection of essays, the author uses the transgender and non conforming narrative in order to critique the mainstream concepts and ideas found within the Women and Gender Studies discipline. The author offers frameworks in which one could model to produce transformative pedagogy, in which both the educator and student could partake in to produce concepts and ideas that can deconstruct social norms and presumptions in the classroom. Through the exploration of narratives in the historical context, social context, and through a semantical context one can possibly produce classroom content and discussion that profoundly looks at all the implications that come from being a reader, a writer, and interpreter in the social sciences. The author does not aim to offer strategies that are absolute. Rather the author hopes to offer a perspective that explores the way in which the predominant points of view in the women and gender studies creates discussions that are ultimately biased in nature. To produce transformative educational practices in an academic institution founded on socially constructed norms, the institution needs to take a step back and look at its own practices. In the words of Kushamiro (2002), the author encourages readers to read this collection of essays in a way that resists looking for solid and unmoving answers, but instead reflect constantly on their own assumptions, identities, and theoretical frameworks, and educational practices, and how this affects the manner in which they read, interpret, and produce their own theoretical knowledge and work. Looking beyond ourselves, our personal theories, and arguments, as educators and students we should, engage in a reading practice that always asks what difference is made possible by our own practices and understanding of these texts?(Kushamiro, 2002)en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Anthropology and Sociology Senior Individualized Projects Collection
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dc.titleA Series of Unfortunate Essays : A Critique of Women and Gender Studies and Its Effects on the Transgender Narrativeen_US
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