Women Workers' Education, Life Narratives and Politics

Geographies, Histories, Pedagogies

  • Maria Tamboukou

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education book series (GED)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Maria Tamboukou
    Pages 69-111
  3. Maria Tamboukou
    Pages 155-189
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 203-220

About this book


This book 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 theorizes 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 considered 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.


Feminism Learning Pedagogy Activism Trade Union Writing Gender Fannia Mary Cohn

Authors and affiliations

  • Maria Tamboukou
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Law & Social ScienceUniversity of East London, Docklands CampusLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-49014-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-49015-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-6445
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-6453
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