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Playing It Straight
Uncovering Gender Discourse in the Early Childhood Classroom





ISBN 9780415951142
Published September 22, 2005 by Routledge
220 Pages

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Book Description

In particular, this book uses alternative theoretical perspectives to focus on how young children are 'doing' gender in kindergarten classroom.
Rather than relying exclusively on biological and socialization theories of gender construction, Blaise breaks down theoretical barriers with new understandings of how gender is socially and politically constructed by young children.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Feminist Poststructuralism and Queer Theory: What Do They Offer?; Chapter 2 Researching With Children in the Early Childhood Classroom; Chapter 3 Uncovering the Heterosexual Matrix; Chapter 4 Alan: Power Broker; Chapter 5 Madison: a Risk Taker; Chapter 6 Penny: The “Good” Girl; Chapter 7 Rethinking Gender and Early Childhood Teaching;

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Biography

Mindy Blaise is Assistant Professor at RMIT University, Australia. She is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Equity and Innovation in Early Childhood at the University of Melbourne.