That's Funny You Don't Look Like A Teacher!: Interrogating Images, Identity, And Popular Culture

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This is a book about the images of teachers and teaching that infiltrate the everyday lives of children and adults, shaping in important, but unrecognized, ways their personal notions of who teachers are and what they do. It provides a unique and critical insight into the relationships between schooling, gender, teacher identity, and children's popular culture. By tracing the interaction between the social and the personal, the authors show how socially-constructed knowledge of teachers and teaching is formed not...
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Overview

This is a book about the images of teachers and teaching that infiltrate the everyday lives of children and adults, shaping in important, but unrecognized, ways their personal notions of who teachers are and what they do. It provides a unique and critical insight into the relationships between schooling, gender, teacher identity, and children's popular culture. By tracing the interaction between the social and the personal, the authors show how socially-constructed knowledge of teachers and teaching is formed not only in school, but also at home, in playgrounds, and in cinemas. Illustrated with colour reproductions and telling excerpts from interviews and journals, this book asks provocative questions and offers insightful perspectives to teachers and scholars in Teacher Education, Media and Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, and Women's Studies.
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Surveys and analyzes the images of teachers and teaching that infiltrate the everyday lives of children and adults, inside and outside the school, which shape personal notions of who teachers are and what they do. Among the topics are the cumulative cultural text, the struggle for identity, clothes, the gendered landscape, texts of desire, and perspectives of teachers themselves. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750704137
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/1/1995
  • Series: World of Childhood and Adolescence Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Colour Plates
List of Figures
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Ch. 1 The Cumulative Cultural Text of Teacher 1
Ch. 2 Images, Metaphors, and Stereotypes: The Struggle for Identity 20
Ch. 3 More Than Words: Drawing Out the Gendered Nature of Teacher Identity and Work 33
Ch. 4 Clothes Make the Teacher? Adornment and Identity 54
Ch. 5 Romancing School 72
Ch. 6 Action Heroes in the Classroom: The Gendered Landscape of Schooling 94
Ch. 7 Teacher as Woman, Woman as Teacher: Texts of Desire 109
Ch. 8 Through the Teacher's Gaze 128
References 141
Index 153
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