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Shards of glass : children reading and writing beyond gendered identities / Bronwyn Davies
Bib ID 2238067
Format BookBook
Author
Davies, Bronwyn, 1945-
 
Edition Rev. ed. 
Description Cresskill, NJ : Hampton Press, 2002 
xx, 215 p. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 1572733659
Series

Language & social processes.

Summary

"The author explores with primary school-age children the possibility of discovering different ways of being, as well as looking at the ways in which gender relations are resistant to change. The author is present in many ways: as writer, child, researcher, mother and daughter." "Shards of Glass looks at the processes through which gender is constituted from a poststructuralist perspective: at the usual ways knowledge is constructed in classrooms, the nature of femininities and masculinities, and the children's experience of sexuality. The author challenges us to work with children to allow them as speaking subjects to invent, invert and break old structures and speak/write into existence other ways of being. The new edition involves a refining and developing of the theoretical framework and analysis."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • 1. Poststructuralist Theory and the Study of Gendered Childhoods
  • 2. The Subject of Childhood
  • 3. Knowledge and the Subjects of Reading and Writing
  • 4. A Vision of Femininity?
  • 5. (Masculine) Transformations
  • 6. Sexuality
  • 7. Poststructuralist Theory and the Study of Gendered Childhoods
  • 8. Writing Beyond the Male-Female Binary.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Sex differences in education -- Australia.  |  Gender identity in education -- Australia.  |  Language arts (Elementary) -- Social aspects -- Australia.  |  Sexism in education -- Australia.  |  Sex role in children -- Australia.  |  Educational equalization -- Australia.

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