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ERIC Number: EJ1107699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
"A Delicate Balance...": Language as a Tool of Identity Expression for Incarcerated Men Pursuing Higher Education
McDowell, Lila
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v21 n2 p131-138 2014
In the course of an initiative to provide higher education to adults in prison, incarcerated men enrolled in an undergraduate degree programme were offered the opportunity to participate in a series of writing workshops. This article examines the products of these workshops, specifically the ways that language chosen by the writers serves as a tool in the process of identity construction and expression. Choices made in discourse, shown to be deliberate, demonstrate the men's awareness of relationships between language, identity and power, as well as testifying to the significance of these connections for writers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
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Language: English
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