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Haldar, Marit – Gender and Education, 2013
This article reports research on young people's conceptualisations of love and romance through a gender perspective. The data are stories written by 12-year-old girls and boys in Norway who were asked to fantasise about their future love life. Their narratives are explored through discourse analysis and semiotics and analysed within a sociological…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attitude Measures, Gender Differences, Intimacy
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Taber, Nancy; Woloshyn, Vera – Gender and Education, 2011
This article explores the gendered ways in which issues of ability and exceptionality are presented in Governor-General award-winning Canadian children's literature. In much of contemporary feminist thought, there is a strong focus on intersecting oppressions with gender as a central analytic lens. However, ability is still largely absent. Our aim…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Canadian Literature, Feminism, Recognition (Achievement)
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Bullen, Elizabeth; Toffoletti, Kim; Parsons, Liz – Gender and Education, 2011
Mass-marketed teen chick lit has become a publishing phenomenon and has begun to attract critical interest among children's literature scholars. Much of this critical work, however, has shied away from robust critical assessment of the postfeminist conditions informing the production and reception of young adult series like Private, Gossip Girl…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Young Adults, Sexuality, Novels
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Edwin, Shirin – Gender and Education, 2011
This article examines the representation of female education in Qur'anic schools in a selection of West African francophone novels. I argue that in being the earliest form of education for most Muslim women and also a neglected topic of scholarly interest, the Qur'anic school shapes their feminisms in more significant ways than has been…
Descriptors: Feminism, Muslims, Islamic Culture, Islam