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ERIC Number: EJ771211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0954-0253
Girl Number 20 Revisited: Feminist Literacies in New Hard Times
Gonick, Marnina
Gender and Education, v19 n4 p433-454 Jul 2007
This paper revisits the question of "voice" in the context of neo-liberal social and educational reform. "Voice" has been one of the key concepts of feminist and critical pedagogies in the theory and practice of producing social transformation. I argue in this paper, that the political effectiveness of this concept needs to be reconsidered at a time when the incitement to speak is one of the means by which neo-liberal subjectivities are produced and regulated. I trace the ways the metaphor Girl Number Twenty circulates in the feminist pedagogy literature, with the purpose of engaging in a dialogue about the particular challenges girl number twenty encounters in the context of the new hard times wrought by neo-liberalism and the shifting tensions between media, ideology and feminist teachers. The paper draws on ethnographic material from a school-community project that took place in Toronto, Canada with girls' aged 10-14 from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds (Vietnamese, Cambodian, Portuguese, Afro-Caribbean and Chinese). (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)