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Mothers in family literacy : a critical feminist analysis

Hutchison, Kirsten 2010, Mothers in family literacy : a critical feminist analysis, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany.

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Title Mothers in family literacy : a critical feminist analysis
Author(s) Hutchison, KirstenORCID iD for Hutchison, Kirsten
Publication date 2010
Total pages 144 p.
Publisher LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Place of Publication Saarbrücken, Germany
Summary This research addresses the invisibility of mothers in the Family Literacy movement and explores the work of the mother in maintaining and extending family literacy practices. Despite the centrality of mothers in their children's education, mothers are largely invisable in the research literature theorising and decribing family and intergenerational literacy practices and programs, or they are viewed as somehow deficient in their literacy practices. In this study I aim to address this absence and offer a feminist analysis of the Family Literacy movement throught an exploration of the mother's literacy practices within families. I make visible the complexity of the literacy work performed by mothers within families, and extend further feminist discussion on the body through an analysis of the embodiment of language and literacy practices within the mother/child reading dyad. I reconceptualise family literacy programs within a post structuralist feminist framework, and suggest pedagogies which acknowledge the multiple subjectivities of womenas mothers. learners and teachers of their children.
ISBN 9783838375489
Language eng
Field of Research 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Socio Economic Objective 939904 Gender Aspects of Education
HERDC Research category A2 Authored - other
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