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ERIC Number: EJ1053151
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1468-7984
Literacy of the Other: The Inner Life of Literacy
Tarc, Aparna Mishra
Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, v15 n1 p119-140 Mar 2015
My paper situates literacy in the pre-symbolic implications of the maternal relation. Turning to child psychoanalysis, particularly Melanie Klein's theories of infancy and symbolization, my paper discusses the role the child's inner life plays in her engagements with literacy. Citing cases of second language learning, I pose literacy as an emotional situation. I insist that educators begin to acknowledge and attend to the inner life of children in their practices of literacy. Reorienting literacy toward its emotional, relational, and maternal wellspring might develop within us new orientations to literacy as psychosocial experience and practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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