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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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: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Discourse and Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/p1
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: 24 Jan 2020 01:19

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