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Young, Iris Marion

Iris Marion Young (1949–2006) was professor of political science at the University of Chicago, where she was affiliated with the Gender Studies Center and the Human Rights Program. Her theorizing and critical social analysis has been influential in political philosophy, critical social theory, and feminist scholarship in general as well as in different other disciplines, such as urban planning (Fainstein, 2010), health research, dance, and performance theory. Throughout her academic career, her scholarly work was complemented and influenced by her activism and participation in various movements, forums, and initiatives (Ferguson & Nagel, 2009). Today, her work continues to be widely present also across many disciplines associated with education, including philosophy of education, education policy, sociology of education, multicultural education, feminist and critical pedagogy, multilingual education, ...

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