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Jones, Stephanie – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2012
Drawing from a larger ethnographic study, this article engages post-structural theories of language and critical feminist theories of social class to examine two fourth-grade, White, working-poor girls' narratives about their urban neighbourhood in the United States. The author argues that young girls should be perceived as social theorists…
Descriptors: Working Class, Low Income Students, Females, Grade 4
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Jones, Stephanie – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2007
This article draws from a three-year ethnographic study of girls and their mothers in a high-poverty, predominantly white community. Informed by critical and feminist theories of social class, I present four cases that highlight psychosocial tensions within the mother-daughter-teacher-researcher triangle and argue that white, middle-class female…
Descriptors: Daughters, Social Class, Mothers, Ethnography
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Thiel, Jaye Johnson; Jones, Stephanie – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Drawing on our documentation of transforming an informal learning centre (the Playhouse) in a multilingual, working-class neighbourhood, this paper presents significant and deliberate material-discursive changes at the Playhouse that produced unpredictable shifts in belongings among young children. More specifically, this paper entwines our…
Descriptors: Young Children, Literacy, Race, Social Class
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Jones, Stephanie – Gender and Education, 2012
This manuscript draws from a 4-year feminist ethnographic study of eight young girls and their caretakers in a high-poverty, predominantly White, urban community in the USA. Themes of mothers, mothering, and motherhood were dominant across 4 years of data generation and in this article I focus on the girls' and mothers' narratives to explore…
Descriptors: Social Class, Poverty, Mothers, Ethnography
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Jones, Stephanie – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2008
Grounded in feminist notions of valuing lived experiences and constructing knowledge about the wider world from material realities, this article uses autobiographical narratives and poststructural and critical theories to argue for change in children's literature. The author presents two simultaneous streams of shifting, representations and…
Descriptors: Social Class, Childrens Literature, Figurative Language, Picture Books