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ERIC Number: EJ769258
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1071-4413
Reading Youth Writing: Grazing in the Pastures of Cultural Studies and Education
Hoechsmann, Michael
Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, v26 n2-3 p193-210 Jan 2004
Reading youth writing is an avenue for the youth where they can express their opinions and ideas. In this article, the author questions whether practitioners in the field of cultural studies are actually engaged in this particular dialogue. The author has examined several articles written by young people from "Toronto Star." He realized that while those writings are most often incomplete "readings" of everyday life, they came with socio-historical urgency. He also observed that while individual pieces of writing represent profoundly different class, race and gender positions, hybrid moments bring them together in shared tropes such as body image, media stereotypes, peer pressure, parental and other forms of authority, generalized bias towards youth, antiracism, global consciousness, sexuality, concern about education and jobs, and social change. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada