Offering diverse and wide-ranging perspectives on gender, sexualities, and literacies, this volume examines the intersection of these topics from preschool to adulthood. With a focus on current events, race, and the complex role of identity, this text starts with an overview of the current research on gender and sexualities in literacies and interrogates them from a range of multimodal contexts. Not restricted to any gender identity or age group, these chapters provide a much-needed and original update to the ways representations and performances of gender and sexualities through literacy practices are viewed in educational and sociocultural contexts. Scholars share their insights and transformative visions that respect and embrace difference while creating space for new and deeper understandings of contemporary issues.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 230
Weight: 460 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
"Comprehending the vulgarity of how dominant powers have existed and continued to exist at the expense of gender articulation, gender rights, and gender differences is an effort in which the authors of this book engage. To understand this is to begin to understand how gender is included within the complexities of intersectionality.....This volume offers ways in which to begin to enter a conversation [on these topics]."
--From the Foreword by Shirley R. Steinberg, University of Calgary, Canada
"This collection shines new light on some of the darkest corners of literacy formation. Not only does it walk readers through the nuanced evolution of the connection of literacy to sexuality and gender, but in doing so it reminds readers that everyone has a stake in how literacy is either encouraged or discouraged based on each unique situation. This text provides an excellent starting place for any number of discussions on how far we still have to go in pursuit of what it means not only to engage diverse literacies but also how to allow them to thrive."
--Elaine O'Quinn, Appalachian State University, USA