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ERIC Number: EJ1050184
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: EISSN-1175-8708
Look What They Said about Us: Social Positioning Work of Adolescent Appalachians in English Class
Slocum, Audra
English Teaching: Practice and Critique, v13 n3 p191-209 Dec 2014
This paper discusses the social positioning work three Appalachian adolescents engaged in during two literacy events drawn from a year-long critical teacher-researcher ethnographic study in a twelfth-grade English class in a rural Appalachian high school. Data analysis indicates that in these literacy events, the focal students positioned themselves and their communities in relation to discourses on Appalachia for different social and political purposes. This study suggests that attending to the negotiations Appalachian adolescents make in relation to cultural discourses can better support critical, culturally sustaining academic curricula.
Wilf Malcolm Institute for Educational Research, University of Waikato. PB 3105, Hamilton, New Zealand. Tel: +64-7-858-5171; Fax: +64-7-838-4712; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 12
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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