The nationalised and gendered citizen in a global world – examples from textbooks, policy and steering documents in Turkey and Sweden
Författare och institution:
Marie Carlson (Institutionen för sociologi och arbetsvetenskap)
Gender and Education, e-pub ahead of print
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
This article analyses the construction of the gendered and nationalized citizen in education in Turkey and Sweden. We draw on a narrative approach identifying narratives linked to educational discourses. Our empirical data consist of textbooks (in the later years of the mandatory school), steering documents and interviews. In both our cases, we encounter continuities in these narratives; the citizen is defined with ethno-cultural references along with civic ones, and differentiated according to gender. In the Turkish case, a meta-narrative is constructed around the narratives of enemy and defence related to masculinity, and the feminine as the object of protection. The gender regime is an important part of the processes of normalization of nationalism. In Sweden, nationalism is formulated around the ‘Swedish miracle’, a social welfare state, among the best democracies, and with a story of ‘gender success’. In both cases, we also found new narratives in line with Europeanization processes.
Keywords: citizen; gender; nationalism; narrative approach; education policy; textbooks
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
citizen; gender; nationalism; narrative approach; education policy; textbooks
Published online 29 Feb 2016
The article is from the research project "Future Citizens in Pedagogical Texts and Education Policies: Examples from Lebanon, Sweden and Turkey", financed by the Swedish Research Council.
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