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ERIC Number: EJ1053844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1183-1189
Food Chains, Frenemies, and Revenge Fantasies: Relating Fiction to Life in a Girls' Book Club
Taber, Nancy; Woloshyn, Vera; Lane, Laura
Brock Education: A Journal of Educational Research and Practice, v22 n1 p41-55 Fall 2012
In this article, we explore the experiences of four girls with reading difficulties who participated in a book club designed to promote critical discussion of sociocultural gendered issues. Using the book "Dork diaries: Tales from a NOT-SO- fabulous life", they connected content in the book to their lives as relates to school "food chains," frenemies, and revenge fantasies. The participants demonstrated the complex ways in which their reading of texts intersects with literary, educational, and societal gender issues, expounding the need for an ongoing problematization of girls' representations and experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Intermediate Grades
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Language: English
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