Between Femininities: Ambivalence, Identity, and the Education of Girls [NOOK Book]

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Arguing for a recognition of the contradictory and ambivalent identifications that both attract and repel those who live the social category "girl," Marnina Gonick analyzes the discourses and practices defining female sexuality, embodiment, relationship to self and other, material culture, use of social space, and cultural-political agency and power. Based on a school-community project involving collaborative production of a video which tells the stories of several fictional girl characters, Gonick examines the ...
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Between Femininities: Ambivalence, Identity, and the Education of Girls

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Overview

Arguing for a recognition of the contradictory and ambivalent identifications that both attract and repel those who live the social category "girl," Marnina Gonick analyzes the discourses and practices defining female sexuality, embodiment, relationship to self and other, material culture, use of social space, and cultural-political agency and power. Based on a school-community project involving collaborative production of a video which tells the stories of several fictional girl characters, Gonick examines the contradictory and textured structure of the discourses available to girls through which their identities are negotiated. Woven throughout the book is the integral concern with the way in which ethnographic writing as a discursive practice is also implicated in the production and signification of social identities for girls.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791486344
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/18/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Marnina Gonick is Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Women’s Studies at Penn State at University Park.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Points of Departure and Disrupted Arrivals: Negotiating the Research Terrain 21
Ch. 3 Crystal's Story: The Bad Girl Within 61
Ch. 4 Tori's Story: Becoming Somebody 105
Conclusion: The Good, the Bad, the Smart, and the Popular: Living Ambivalence 161
Reprise 187
Notes 189
References 195
Index 215
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