Gender economies: literacy and the gendered production of neo‐liberal subjectivities

  title={Gender economies: literacy and the gendered production of neo‐liberal subjectivities},
  author={Bronwyn Davies and Sue Saltmarsh},
  journal={Gender and Education},
  pages={1 - 20}
In this paper, we analyse the links between subjectivities as they are constructed through the intersecting discourses of gender and literacy, and we situate this analysis in the context of the current neo‐liberal social and economic order. We begin with a discussion of the background to the gender and literacy debates. We then describe what neo‐liberalism is and its implications for education, and provide an analysis of the ways in which gendered and literate subjectivities are formed. We… 

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