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Mourning silence: Women superintendents (and a researcher) rethink speaking up and speaking out
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (2000)
  • Linda Skrla, Texas A&M University
Abstract
This article uses Derrida's (1994) concept of philosophical mourning as an analytic to explore the aftermath of broken silence about sexism and discriminatory treatment in the public school superintendency. The two major sections of the article focus on the mourning work done by a researcher and three female former superintendents in reconstructing their thinking following the participants? speaking up in research interviews about their differential treatment as women working in the most gender stratified executive position in the United States.
Publication Date
November 1, 2000
DOI
10.1080/09518390050211547
Citation Information
Linda Skrla. "Mourning silence: Women superintendents (and a researcher) rethink speaking up and speaking out" International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education Vol. 13 Iss. 6 (2000) p. 611 - 628 ISSN: 0951-8398
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/linda-skrla/16/