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Misreading Masculinity

Boys, Literacy and Popular Culture

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Misreading Masculinity by Thomas Newkirk
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In this important book Tom Newkirk takes an up-close look at elementary boys and their relationship to sports, movies, video games, and other venues of popular culture. 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 and explain the ways in which they use visual narratives in their writing. Combining memoir, research project, cultural analysis, and critique of published findings, Newkirk encourages schools to ask questions about what counts as literacy in boys.. He makes the case that if we want boys to join "the literacy club," then we have to invite them in with genres of their own choosing.

Author Biography

Thomas Newkirk is the author of numerous Heinemann titles, including Minds Made for Stories, The Art of Slow Reading, The Performance of Self in Student Writing (winner of the NCTE's David H. Russell Award), and Misreading Masculinity. For almost three decades, Tom taught writing at the University of New Hampshire where he founded the New Hampshire Literacy Institutes, a summer program for teachers. In addition to working as a teacher, writer, and editor, he has served as the chair of his local school board.
Release date NZ
August 1st, 2002
Contributor
Foreword by Ellin Oliver Keene
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Illustrations
Imprint
Heinemann Educational Books,U.S.
Pages
223
Dimensions
126x198x13
ISBN-13
9780325004457
Product ID
2751751

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