1st Edition

Genders, Cultures, and Literacies Understanding Intersecting Identities

Edited By Barbara J. Guzzetti Copyright 2022
    282 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    282 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    This volume brings together leading scholars in their fields who offer much needed and wide-ranging perspectives on the intersections of genders, cultures, and literacies. As incidents of racial and gender aggression grow in number and in global attention, it is essential to understand how racial and gender identities and their expressions interplay and influence literacy development and practice. Contributors examine how social identities intersect and are expressed in literacy practices across an array of school and out-of-school settings and discuss how gender and race are represented in individuals’ multimodal practices. Chapters address such topics as the literacy practices of incarcerated fathers of color, Black girls’ literacies, Indigenous students’ cultural literacies, the writing practices of Latinx women for identity representation, and more. Ideal for scholars in literacy studies, gender studies, and cultural studies, this volume is a necessary and original update to the ways cultural, racial, and gender identities are viewed in current educational and sociocultural climates.


    Chapter 1: Family Involvement, Intersectionality, and Critical Digital Storytelling, Caroline T. Clark and Jennell Igeleke Penn

    Chapter 2: Culture and Gender in the Literacy Practices of Seminole Youth, Melissa Wicker and Jiening Ruan

    Chapter 3: Positioning Gender though Interpreting Character in Reader Response to a Multicultural Text, Monica S. Yoo

    Chapter 4: Dream a Little [STEAM] of Me: Exploring Black Adolescent Girls’ STEAM Career Futures through Digital Multimodal Compositions, Jennifer D. Turner and Autumn Griffin

    Chapter 5: "Teaching My Language Empowers Me": Korean Immigrant Women Teaching Heritage Language, Literacy, and Culture, Kwangok Song

    In Chapter 6: Digital Storytelling, Black Masculinity, and Contending with Racial Capitalism, Becky Beucher and Kimberly McDavid Schmidt


    Chapter 7: Voicing Vulnerability: Narratives of Healing among Culturally Diverse Adolescent Girls in a Community-Based Setting, Crystal Chen Lee, Kelsey Virginia Dufresne, Laura Jacobs, Caitlin Donovan and Jennifer C. Mann

    Chapter 8: Rereading Fathers Behind Bars: Children’s Literacy Assistance Practices of Incarcerated African American, Native American, Hispanic, and White Fathers, Theodore S. Ransaw and Tyler Thur

    Chapter 9: "Switchin’ My Style Up!": A Case Study of a Black Girl’s Literacy and Language Practices Across Three Contexts, Delicia Tiera Greene

    Chapter 10: Writing My World: An Adolescent Mexicana’s Process of Writing to Represent Herself, Tracey T. Flores and Fabiola Guadalupe Rodriguez Flores


    Chapter 11: The Critical Knowledge Production of Black Girls Through Digital and Multimodal Literacies, LaTasha Mosely and Gholnecsar E. Muhammad

    Chapter 12: Voices from the Margins: Latinx and Chicanx/Filipina Women Writing Ephemeral Texts for Representation and Resistance, Barbara J. Guzzetti

    Chapter 13: Men’s Zines Down Under: Exploring Gender, Race, and Social Class through Literacies, Katina Zammit

    Chapter 14: Tales from TikTok: Gender and Cultural Intersectionalities, Donna E Alvermann, Ellen Wynne and William Wright

    Chapter 15: Enacting Resistance to Intersecting Oppressions through Satirical Digital Writing on LGBTQ+ YouTube, Addie Shrodes, Jolie C. Matthews and Wan Shun Eva Lam

    Chapter 16: Girls and Gaming Literacies: Dynamics of Gender and Culture, Barbara J. Guzzetti, Lesley M. Foley and Elisabeth Gee


    Barbara J. Guzzetti is a professor of English/English education and literacy in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences; affiliated faculty with the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and the School for Social Transformation, Women’s and Gender Studies; and associate faculty in the Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology at Arizona State University, USA.

    "Anyone who reads this book will come away with a feeling that the kind of change in schooling that the authors advocate is both desirable and possible. You will be well-advised to keep this book nearby for ready reference... I predict that you’ll place this book alongside those educational readings that you value; you will draw on it regularly for implementation, insight, and inspiration."

    Patricia A. Edwards, Michigan State University, USA and Member, Reading Hall of Fame