The reading practices of young women and the production of gendered subjectivity

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dc.contributor.advisor Kelly, Ursula Anne Margaret, 1956-
dc.creator Harvey, Deborah May
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:32:41Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:32:41Z
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier.other PN98 W64 H37 1994
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22760
dc.description vi, 162 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 145-156).
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the possible connections between the reading practices of young women and the production of gendered subjectivities. It examines the relationship between the texts and readings of teen mystery-horror-romances by four women and the social contexts of these readers' lives. This study provides an analysis of a sample of the writings of Christopher Pike, interviews with four grade eleven women students, and this writer's pedagogy-in-practice surrounding readers and writers. Viewing reading practices through feminist post-structuralism provides an opportunity to identify reading, subjectivity, and pedagogy as cultural practices imbued with relations of power. Possibilities for transformation and disruption of these relations are the focus of this exploration of reading, texts, and subjectivities -- their construction, deconstruction, and reconstruction.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc PN98.W64
dc.subject.lcsh Feminist literary criticism
dc.subject.lcsh Young women -- Books and reading -- Sociological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Sexism and literature
dc.title The reading practices of young women and the production of gendered subjectivity
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Education
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Faculty of Education
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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