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Texts Of Desire : Essays Of Fiction, Femininity And Schooling - Linda K.Christian Smith

Texts Of Desire

Essays Of Fiction, Femininity And Schooling

Paperback Published: 17th February 1993
ISBN: 9780750700047
Number Of Pages: 181

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Popular fiction continues to be the object of both academic and political interest as educators seek to understand the role literacy plays in constructing the gender, class, race, ethnic, age, sexual and national subjectivites of youth. This book focuses on the role of teen romance fiction in the construction and reconstruction of femininity internationally. Developed in the United States amid the conservative political restoration of Reganism, teen romance fiction condenses and articulates the long standing fears and resentments of conservative groups regarding feminism and women's growing independence and political power. Drawing on multidisciplinary approaches from cultural studies and feminist theories, psychoanalysis, semiotics, reader research, and critical theory, these essays signal the complexity of the world wide teen romance novel phenomenon and the political character of women's literacy. The book is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students of literacy, women's studies, sociology of education and cultural studies.

Series Editor's Introduction
Constituting and Reconstituting Desire: Fiction, Fantasy and Femininityp. 1
Retailing Gender: Adolescent Book Clubs in Australian Schoolsp. 9
Girls and Reading: The Desire for Agency and the Horror of Helplessness in Fictional Encountersp. 28
Sweet Dreams: Gender and Desire in Teen Romance Novelsp. 45
Dolly Fictions: Teen Romance Down Underp. 69
Reading the Romance Younger: The Mirrors and Fears of a Preparatory Literaturep. 87
The Place for Romance in Young People's Writingp. 106
Transforming the Texts: Towards A Feminist Classroom Practicep. 126
Beyond Dualism and Towards Multiple Subjectivitiesp. 145
Notes On Contributorsp. 174
Indexp. 176
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780750700047
ISBN-10: 0750700041
Series: Critical Perspectives on Literacy and Education
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 181
Published: 17th February 1993
Publisher: FALMER PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1

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