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ERIC Number: EJ1179619
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1086-296X
Particularizing the Tensions between Canonical and Bodily Discourses
Dyches, Jeanne
Journal of Literacy Research, v50 n2 p239-261 Jun 2018
This case study tells the story of Geneva Wilson, an African American teacher of British literature. The study positions the entirely White male curriculum and Geneva's Black female body as texts that embody oppositional dominant and nondominant Discourses. Findings reveal a contentious relationship between the categorical canonicity Geneva experienced, and was required to teach, and her body. Intertextual frictions complicated the culturally responsive practices she felt efficacious in actualizing. Geneva mitigated Discoursal incongruences by performing a secondary dominant Discourse and designing subversively culturally responsive experiences for her students. The study highlights the need to nuance and particularize the effects of canonicity and to situate investigations of White male curricula relative to literacy teachers' storied existences and contextually specific teaching experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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