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Paechter, Carrie; Clark, Sheryl – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2016
In this paper we consider discourses of friendship and belonging mobilised by girls who are not part of the dominant "cool" group in one English primary school. We explore how, by investing in alternative and, at times, resistant, discourses of "being nice" and "being normal" these "non-cool" girls were able…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Females, Friendship
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Paechter, Carrie – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2010
This paper is about how 9-11-year-old children, particularly girls, co-construct tomboy and girly-girl identities as oppositional positions. The paper sits within a theoretical framework in which I understand individual and collective masculinities and femininities as ways of "doing man/woman" or "doing boy/girl" that are…
Descriptors: Females, Sex Role, Sexual Identity, Puberty