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Whisper writing : teenage girls talk about ableism and sexism in school

Melissa M. Jones


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  • Title:
    Whisper writing : teenage girls talk about ableism and sexism in school
  • Author: Melissa M. Jones
  • Description: Welcome to wonderland -- Complexity in the air -- There's substance in the air -- Two sides of Isis -- Fire and Isis -- Silencing Mandy -- Finding Mandy's key -- The presentation of self -- Powerful influences: societal power makes its mark -- Organizational power and a curriculum of control -- Interpersonal power and social hierarchies -- Individual power: taking back control -- Another fantasy? Personal empowerment and power-to -- Questions and possibilities.
    "In Whisper Writing three teenage girls share their stories about life as students, as young women with disabilities, and as minorities in a male-dominated special education school culture. Their stories are unique because of their disability label and the experiences that go along with such a label. Trapped in an artificial school culture created by educators, these girls have gained valuable insight about power and subordination both in and out of school. Their narratives, along with extensive observations and interviews with these students and their peers, will both stun and enlighten the reader, prompting questions about current school practices involving segregation, a curriculum of control, and the devaluing of students with disabilities - particularly those with behavior issues."--Jacket.
  • Publication Date: c2004
  • Publisher: New York : P. Lang
  • Format: 1 online resource (204 p. ).
  • Subjects: Mentally ill children -- Education (Secondary) -- United States -- Case studies; Teenage girls -- United States -- Social conditions -- Case studies; Feminism and education -- United States -- Case studies; Case studies; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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