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Gender and the creation, structuring and interpretation of knowledge

Barbara Wood (Currently undertaking doctoral research in the material culture of prehistory and working on museum and archeological projects as a freelancer)

Equal Opportunities International

ISSN: 0261-0159

Article publication date: 1 March 2000

Abstract

Investigates the interpretation and the body of literature surrounding the British prehistory era defined as 500 000 BC to 43 AD. Looks at how and by whom the past has been constructed, who has the power of information and interpretation. Questions whether this interpretation is objective and the way the subject is covered in education together with the lack of women within the process. Argues a case for using the material to enhance pupils’ abilities to evaluate information and draw conclusions.

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Citation

Wood, B. (2000), "Gender and the creation, structuring and interpretation of knowledge", Equal Opportunities International, Vol. 19 No. 2/3/4, pp. 46-55. https://doi.org/10.1108/02610150010786265

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MCB UP Ltd

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