Shards of Glass: Children Reading and Writing beyond Gendered Identities / Edition 1

Shards of Glass: Children Reading and Writing beyond Gendered Identities / Edition 1

by Bronwyn Davies
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572733659

ISBN-13: 9781572733657

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: Hampton Press, Incorporated

"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…  See more details below

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"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572733657
Publisher:
Hampton Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
215
Sales rank:
790,828

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Transcript Notation
Prologue
1Poststructuralist Theory and the Study of Gendered Childhoods1
2The Subject of Childhood17
3Knowledge and the Subjects of Reading and Writing40
4A Vision of Femininity?67
5(Masculine) Transformations92
6Sexuality118
7Poststructuralist Theory and the Study of Gendered Childhoods151
8Writing Beyond the Male-Female Binary177
Bibliography205
Index211

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