Youth, femininity and self-shaping

Tait, Gordon & Carpenter, Belinda J. (1996) Youth, femininity and self-shaping. In McWilliam, Erica & Taylor, Peter (Eds.) Pedagogy, Technology and the Body. Peter Lang, New York, pp. 149-161.

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The arguments in this paper concerned the manner in which young people learn to construct specific types of relationships with themselves. The analysis of this self-making is accomplished by applying Foucault’s four-part model of self-formation, to an examination of the role of manuals such as young women’s magazines in the shaping of various aspects of the ‘youthful self’. The intention has been to provide a set of tools for approaching the issue of young women's magazines which avoids some of the problems associated with critical theory - a paradigm which translates such magazines almost exclusively in terms of social control.

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ID Code: 28831
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Youth, Practicies of the Self, Governance, Foucault
ISBN: 0820430897
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Culture Gender Sexuality (200205)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Deposited On: 25 Nov 2009 22:37
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2010 16:31

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