Unruly others: gender trouble for language teaching in international development

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The Gender Awareness in Language Education special interest group of JALT
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Journal article
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Appleby Roslyn 2009, 'Unruly others: gender trouble for language teaching in international development', The Gender Awareness in Language Education special interest group of JALT, vol. 2, pp. 4-14.
Issue Date:
2009
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This paper considers `gender trouble¿ as a dimension of English language teachers¿ experiences in international development work. I argue that international development contexts have tended to reproduce the patriarchal regimes of an earlier colonial era and provide a challenging context for a (mostly) feminised language teaching profession. Just as colonial space, away from the safety of `home¿, was primarily constructed as a domain of masculine endeavour, so too contemporary development missions, particularly in areas designated as politically unstable, produce a masculine domain that marginalises `unruly others¿ defined by gender and race.
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