CS week 3

Week 3: ‘Doing boy / doing girl’ – Researching gender

Exploring the ideas of childhood, cultural contexts and social construction further, while looking at a particular aspect of identity: gender.

Set reading

Fine, C. (2011) ‘The Self-Socialising Child’ in Delusions of Gender: The Real Science Behind Sex Differences. London: Icon Books Ltd., Pages 226-232

Frosh, S, Phoenix, A., and Pattman, R. (2002) ‘Boys Talk’, chapter 1 in Young Masculinities Basingstoke: Palgrave Pages 22-49

Reay, D. (2006) ‘‘Spice Girls’, ‘nice girls’, ‘girlies’, and ‘tomboys’ : gender discourses, girls’ cultures and femininities in the primary classroom’ in Arnot, M., Mac an Ghaill, M. (eds.) (2006) The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Gender and Education. London: Routledge. Pages 117-130

One Response to “CS week 3”

  1. playhouse Says:

    ‘Doing boy / doing girl’ – researching gender, additional resources

    Ahn, J. (2010) ‘I’m Not Scared of Anything’: Emotion as social power in children’s worlds Childhood February 1, 2010 17: 94-112, http://chd.sagepub.com/content/17/1/94.full.pdf+html

    Arnot, M., Mac an Ghaill, M. (eds) (2006) The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Gender and Education. London: Routledge

    Francis, B., Skelton, C. (eds) (2001) Investigating Gender: Contemporary perspectives in education. Buckingham: Open University Press.

    Hey, V. (1997) The Company She Keeps: An ethnography of girls’ friendships. Maidenhead: Open University Press

    Karsten, L. (2003) ‘Children’s Use of Public Space: The Gendered World of the Playground’ Childhood November 2003 10: 457-473 http://chd.sagepub.com/content/10/4/457.full.pdf+html

    Kehily, M.J., and Nayak, A. (1997) ‘‘Lads and Laugher’: Humour and the production of heterosexual hierarchies’ Gender and Education, Vol 9, No 1 Pages 69-88. Accessed Oct 2011 at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540259721466 (This paper makes an interesting contrast to the Frosh et.al paper set for week 5)

    Sreenivas, D. (2010), ‘Forging new communities: Gendered childhood through the lens of caste’ in Feminist Theory 2010; 11 (3) 267-28. Accessed Nov 2010

    Walkerdine, V., Lucey, H., Melody, J. (2001). Growing up girl: Psycho-social explorations of gender and class. London, UK: Palgrave

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