Alice through the looking glass: an autoethnographic account of women’s leadership in outdoor education in the UK

Stuart, Kaz (Karen) (2018) Alice through the looking glass: an autoethnographic account of women’s leadership in outdoor education in the UK. In: Gray, Tonia and Mitten, Denise, (eds.) The Palgrave international handbook of women and outdoor learning. Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education . Palgrave Macmillan, Sydney, Australia, pp. 235-246. Item availability may be restricted.

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Abstract

The metaphor of Alice going through the looking-glass in Lewis Carroll’s classic tale is used in this chapter to free us from conventional logic and rationality. Through this metaphor, the chapter contrasts the expectations of female leaders on the conventional side of the looking-glass with that on other side—the outside. This space is characterized by its potential freedom from discourse and hegemony, allowing space for people to empower themselves. This autoethnographic account describes that process of empowerment for the author as a female leader and the way in which she attempts to create experiences that may facilitate empowerment for others in spaces free from intersubjective oppressions.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9783319535494
Departments: Youth & Community Work
Depositing User: Kaz (Karen) Stuart
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2017 12:17
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2018 07:15
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2711

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