Title

Types and dynamics of gendered space: a case of Emirati female learners in a single-gender context

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Gergana Alzeer, Zayed University

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Gender and Education

Publication Date

4-3-2018

Abstract

© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This article is concerned with gendered spaces as they emerge from exploring Emirati female learners’ spatiality in a single-gender context. By conducting ethnographic research and utilising Lefebvre’s triad of perceived, conceived and lived space for the analysis and categorisation of students’ spaces, three types of gendered spaces emerged: ‘generally’, ‘absolutely’ and ‘conditionally’. These spaces were grounded in the sociocultural context of the institute and its participants. The research also revealed the dynamics associated with such gendered spaces, including mobility restrictions and the agency of the female learners through the ways these females contested gender segregation practices, negotiating and attempting to establish new positions of power within cultural and institutional constraints.

ISSN

0954-0253

Publisher

Routledge

Volume

30

Issue

3

First Page

360

Last Page

378

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Keywords

agency, gender, gendered space, higher education, Lefebvre’s triad, Space, women

Scopus ID

84978091702

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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