Wild Words / Dangerous Desires: High School Girls and Feminist Avant-Garde Writing (Counterpoints #64) (Paperback)

Wild Words / Dangerous Desires: High School Girls and Feminist Avant-Garde Writing (Counterpoints #64) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Joe L. Kincheloe (Editor), Helen J. Harper Cover Image
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This is book number 64 in the Counterpoints series.

Description


Wild Words/Dangerous Desires explores the struggles of young women who try to define themselves with, and against, the pleasures, premises, and practices that mark the female subject in feminist avant-garde writing. Drawing on a study of six high school girls, it traces the affective and intellectual investments that encourage young women to embrace and /or resist the woman produced in this writing. A highly readable and entertaining account, this text offers a sophisticated analysis of female adolescent desire and identification in reading and writing acts. Such an analysis also serves to highlight the investments of feminist educators. For both teachers and scholars, the text will prove useful in explicating the complexities of transformative education.

About the Author


The Author: Helen J. Harper is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Western Ontario where she teaches courses in English, feminist and critical studies. She received her Ph.D. in education from the Ontario Institute. Her work is focused on issues of identity, representation, and pedagogy.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780820438610
ISBN-10: 0820438618
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: May 4th, 2000
Pages: 186
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints