Does education necessarily mean enlightenment? the case of higher education among Palestinians - Bedouin women in Israel

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Abstract

This study challenges and evaluates modern-liberal-humanistic discourse on education as enlightenment through analysis of the life stories of the first Bedouin women to acquire higher education (hereafter: First Women). The liberal discourse is examined in terms of its ethnic and genderial contexts and the special status these women gained as trailblazers. I explore the meaning of enlightenment among Bedouin women and the question of when and whether (higher) education facilitates or impedes their progress.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-400
Number of pages20
JournalAnthropology and Education Quarterly
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2008

Keywords

  • Bedouin women
  • Education
  • Enlightenment
  • Postmodernism modernism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Anthropology

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