Isabel, From Adult Learner to Community Activist

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Abstract

© 2015, © The Author(s) 2015. This article presents Isabel’s biography as a case study of how Dialogic Literary Gatherings (DLGs) can transform the lives of non-academic women by fostering their social participation. Isabel, an illiterate woman from Barcelona (Spain), engaged in adult education to learn to read and write. This initial motivation was transformed by her participation in DLGs, in which she gained confidence and engaged in women’s organizations, advocating for a more inclusive feminism. More than thirty years later, she has attended international meetings, published articles, and even shared round tables with well-known international feminist scholars such as Judith Butler and Lidia Puigvert.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)865-871
JournalQualitative Inquiry
Volume21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015

Keywords

  • adult education
  • dialogic literary gatherings
  • gender
  • transformation

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