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The Resource Girls' literacy experiences in and out of school : learning and composing gendered identities, edited by Elaine O'Quinn

Girls' literacy experiences in and out of school : learning and composing gendered identities, edited by Elaine O'Quinn

Label
Girls' literacy experiences in and out of school : learning and composing gendered identities
Title
Girls' literacy experiences in and out of school
Title remainder
learning and composing gendered identities
Statement of responsibility
edited by Elaine O'Quinn
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Through thoughtful analysis of girls' historical literacy experiences, their contemporary reading and writing lives, and trends in young adult literature, this book sheds new light on how teachers can better understand and create classroom experiences that make girls visible both to themselves and to others. Historically, the status of girls has evoked much less research than that of boys. Recently emerging scholastic and strategic study concerning the vulnerability of girls is adding a vital missing component to this continually emerging discourse. Looking at many aspects of girls' gendered lives, this text considers the specific perspectives of the social and cultural constructions that script gender, particularly as applies to girls in our classrooms. Prominent scholars in their respective fields examine the myriad forces that shape the lives of American girls, from the earliest didactic records of manuals and books of conduct to current artifacts of contemporary culture. By investigating both the scholarly literature on girls as well as well as the primary sources of a material culture, the authors seek to unravel how adolescent girls learn and seek to compose identities. By closely examining girls' practices, in which are embedded issues of class, race, ethnicity, immigrant status, and sexuality, the text considers some of the values, structures, and trajectories that have come to define teenage girlhood. Its distinctive contribution is to unpack some of the assumptions of girls in English classrooms and to critically examine their experiences as they try to fit preconceived norms while forming their own personhood"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
373.182352
Index
index present
LC call number
LC1755
LC item number
.G57 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
O'Quinn, Elaine J
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Literacy
  • Teenage girls
  • Young adult literature
  • Teenage girls
  • Women
Label
Girls' literacy experiences in and out of school : learning and composing gendered identities, edited by Elaine O'Quinn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The order of the scroll": surveying girls' literacy performances in and out of school, 1885-2011 / Jane Greer -- Teaching historically based, culturally rich YA novels with strong girl protagonists / Linda J. Rice -- Empowerment, YA immigrant literature, and girls / Rosemary Horowitz and Joanne Brown -- Through a lesbian lens: girls, femininity, and sexuality on a reading spectrum / Beth Younger -- Girls around the globe as advocates for political, cultural, and social literacy at home / Mary Napoli -- Girls composing their lives: reading and writing contemporary memoir / Dawn Latta Kirby -- Girlhood, agency, and pop culture legacy: the Twilight saga as exemplar / Katie Kapurch -- The challenges of teaching girls (re)presentation of self and others through media studies and citizen journalism / Shayla Thiel-Stern -- Complicating gender binaries in the feminist English classroom / Karen Coats and Roberta Seelinger Trites
Control code
711041615
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 166 pages
Isbn
9780415897365
Lccn
2011052863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)711041615
Label
Girls' literacy experiences in and out of school : learning and composing gendered identities, edited by Elaine O'Quinn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The order of the scroll": surveying girls' literacy performances in and out of school, 1885-2011 / Jane Greer -- Teaching historically based, culturally rich YA novels with strong girl protagonists / Linda J. Rice -- Empowerment, YA immigrant literature, and girls / Rosemary Horowitz and Joanne Brown -- Through a lesbian lens: girls, femininity, and sexuality on a reading spectrum / Beth Younger -- Girls around the globe as advocates for political, cultural, and social literacy at home / Mary Napoli -- Girls composing their lives: reading and writing contemporary memoir / Dawn Latta Kirby -- Girlhood, agency, and pop culture legacy: the Twilight saga as exemplar / Katie Kapurch -- The challenges of teaching girls (re)presentation of self and others through media studies and citizen journalism / Shayla Thiel-Stern -- Complicating gender binaries in the feminist English classroom / Karen Coats and Roberta Seelinger Trites
Control code
711041615
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 166 pages
Isbn
9780415897365
Lccn
2011052863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)711041615

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