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The Resource Misreading masculinity : boys, literacy, and popular culture, Thomas Newkirk ; foreword by Ellin Oliver Keene

Misreading masculinity : boys, literacy, and popular culture, Thomas Newkirk ; foreword by Ellin Oliver Keene

Label
Misreading masculinity : boys, literacy, and popular culture
Title
Misreading masculinity
Title remainder
boys, literacy, and popular culture
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Newkirk ; foreword by Ellin Oliver Keene
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book Tom Newkirk takes an up-close and personal look at elementary boys and their relationship to sports, movies, video games, and other venues of popular culture. Unlike the alarmists, he sees these media not as enemies of literacy, but as resources for literacy." "Through a series of interviews, Newkirk listens to young boys, and girls, who describe the pleasure they take in popular culture. They explain the ways in which they use visual narratives in their writing. They even defend their use of violence in their work. Newkirk disproves the simplistic stereotype of boys who are primed to imitate the violence they see. He shows that, rather than mimic, boys most often transform, recombine, and participate in story lines, and resist, mock, and discern the unreality of icons of popular culture." "Using a mixture of memoir, research project, cultural analysis, and critique of published findings, Newkirk encourages schools to ask questions about what counts as literacy in boys and what doesn't, to allow in their literacy programs boys' diverse tastes, values, and learning styles."--BOOK JACKET
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Newkirk, Thomas
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boys
  • Language arts (Elementary)
  • Masculinity in popular culture
  • Violence in popular culture
Label
Misreading masculinity : boys, literacy, and popular culture, Thomas Newkirk ; foreword by Ellin Oliver Keene
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-202)
Contents
  • The "crisis" in boyhood -- Making sense of the gender gap -- The case against literacy : a respectful meditation on resistance -- Taste and distaste -- Violence and innocence -- Misreading violence -- Making way for Captain Underpants : a chapter in three acts -- A big enough room
  • The "crisis" in boyhood -- Making sense of the gender gap -- The case against literacy : a respectful meditation on resistance -- Taste and distaste -- Violence and innocence -- Misreading violence -- Making way for captain underpants : a chapter in three acts -- A big enough room
  • The Case Against Literacy: A Respectful Meditation on Resistance
  • 4.
  • Taste and Distaste
  • 5.
  • Violence and Innocence
  • 6.
  • Misreading Violence
  • 7.
  • Making Way for Captain Underpants: A Chapter in Three Acts
  • 8.
  • Foreword
  • A Big Enough Room
  • Ellin Oliver Keene
  • Prologue: The Believing Game
  • 1.
  • The "Crisis" in Boyhood
  • 2.
  • Making Sense of the Gender Gap
  • 3.
Control code
6815219
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 202 p.
Isbn
9780325004457
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002004351
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm49355986
  • (DLC) 2002004351
  • 6815219
  • (BNAtoc) 2002004351
Label
Misreading masculinity : boys, literacy, and popular culture, Thomas Newkirk ; foreword by Ellin Oliver Keene
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-202)
Contents
  • The "crisis" in boyhood -- Making sense of the gender gap -- The case against literacy : a respectful meditation on resistance -- Taste and distaste -- Violence and innocence -- Misreading violence -- Making way for Captain Underpants : a chapter in three acts -- A big enough room
  • The "crisis" in boyhood -- Making sense of the gender gap -- The case against literacy : a respectful meditation on resistance -- Taste and distaste -- Violence and innocence -- Misreading violence -- Making way for captain underpants : a chapter in three acts -- A big enough room
  • The Case Against Literacy: A Respectful Meditation on Resistance
  • 4.
  • Taste and Distaste
  • 5.
  • Violence and Innocence
  • 6.
  • Misreading Violence
  • 7.
  • Making Way for Captain Underpants: A Chapter in Three Acts
  • 8.
  • Foreword
  • A Big Enough Room
  • Ellin Oliver Keene
  • Prologue: The Believing Game
  • 1.
  • The "Crisis" in Boyhood
  • 2.
  • Making Sense of the Gender Gap
  • 3.
Control code
6815219
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 202 p.
Isbn
9780325004457
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002004351
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm49355986
  • (DLC) 2002004351
  • 6815219
  • (BNAtoc) 2002004351

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