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ERIC Number: EJ1171285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1745 -7823
Text Messaging in the School Lives of American High School Girls
Eisenhart, Margaret; Allaman, Erin
Ethnography and Education, v13 n2 p235-253 2018
Digital technologies open new windows for ethnographic explorations of cultural experiences. In this paper, we examine text messaging among academically talented teenage girls of colour at three US urban high schools. Texting introduced a new communication modality into the girls' lives and created a space for new discourses mediating their participation in school. We draw on the concept of 'serious play' to reveal the paradoxical nature of the girls' texting. At each school, distinct text-messaged discourses emerged--with implications for ethnographic studies of discourse and young people's commitments to schooling.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1036662