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Being a New Capitalist Mother.

Pitt, Kathy (2002) Being a New Capitalist Mother. Discourse and Society, 13 (2). pp. 251-267. ISSN 0957-9265

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Abstract

This article analyses the pedagogic discourse of family literacy, a type of education that works on the literacy development of both mothers and young children. It looks at the strand concerned with the adults' literacy and argues that the pedagogy aims to construct the participants as reflexive, but unquestioning, learners ready to accumulate qualifications; and as mothers whose time is constantly available for their children's cognitive development. The analysis traces the relationships between these desired identities and new capitalist ideology and discusses the contradictions inherent in this vision of motherhood.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Discourse and Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: adult literacy • critical discourse analysis • family literacy • motherhood • new capitalist ideology
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Educational Research
ID Code: 1766
Deposited By: Dr Kathy Pitt
Deposited On: 22 Feb 2008 11:18
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 01:11
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/1766

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