Pitt, Kathy (2002) Being a New Capitalist Mother. Discourse and Society, 13 (2). pp. 251-267. ISSN 0957-9265Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|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
|Deposited By:||Dr Kathy Pitt|
|Deposited On:||22 Feb 2008 11:18|
|Last Modified:||28 Oct 2016 01:11|
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