'Women workers' Education, Life Narratives and Politics

Wednesday 25 January
1-2pm
Room 204, St.Alphege, King Alfred Campus, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4NR

​Professor Maria Tamboukou will deliver a talk based on her latest book which highlights the catalytic role of workers’ education in mobilizing political activism and women’s involvement in labour struggles and politics. Through a comprehensive study of the gendered aspects of workers’ education it explores the intellectual lives of women workers. Drawing on the letters and papers of Fannia Mary Cohn, a prominent figure in the US garment industry’s trade union movement, it discusses and further theorises the importance of gender as an analytical category in the forceful interaction of labour, education and migration histories. The significance of the visual turn in feminist narrative analytics is consider and the book puts forward a compelling case for the contribution of writing working women in the intellectual and cultural life of the twentieth century.

This talk is from the Centre for the History of Women’s Education.

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