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ERIC Number: EJ866248
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0954-0253
Bodily Practices and Discourses of Hetero-Femininity: Girls' Constitution of Subjectivities in Their Social Transition between Childhood and Adolescence
Hauge, Mona-Iren
Gender and Education, v21 n3 p293-307 May 2009
In foregrounding how girls use their bodies when negotiating subjectivities as adolescents, this paper explores possible ways of doing, being and becoming an adolescent girl in urban, multicultural school contexts. Drawing on interview material generated through a longitudinal qualitative study of children's social transitions between childhood and adolescence, the paper more specifically examines how girls constitute subjectivities through bodily practices which position them according to dominant discourses of hetero-femininity. The paper goes on to argue that the way in which girls negotiate these discourses through practices on and with their bodies has a significant impact on how they subsequently experience their social transition between childhood and adolescence. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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